Bachelor, University North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1943. Bachelor's Degree, Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1944. Doctor of Divinity, Western Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon, 1983.
Pastor, Alma Baptist Church, Argyle, Minnesota, 1941-1943 pastor, Eagle Point Baptist Church, Stepen, Minnesota, 1941-1943; pastor, Opstead Baptist Church, Isle, Minnesota, 1944-1953; executive minister, Platte Valley Baptist Conference, Gothenburg, Nebraska, 1953-1956; executive minister, Rocky Mountain Baptist Conference, Denver, 1956-1959; missions director, Minnesota Baptist Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1959-1970; executive minister, Columbia Baptist Conference, Seattle, 1970-1985; executive minister, British Columbia Baptist Conference, Surrey, British Columbia., Canada, 1985-1987; director of field education, Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego, 1987-1992.
Married Gladys Victoria Peterson, June 10, 1944. Children: John Joel, Jane Ellen, Ruth Ann, Peter Lowell, Daniel Roger.