Bachelor, Mississippi College, 1955. Bachelor's Degree, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1959. Doctor of Medicine, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1969.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), William Carey College, 1969.
Pastor, Concord Baptist Church, Bentonia, Mississippi, 1952-1956; pastor, South Fork Baptist Church, Hodgenville, Kentucky, 1957-1959; pastor, Drew (Mississippi) Baptist Church, 1959-1964; pastor, First Baptist Church, Canton, 1964-1968; pastor, First Baptist Church, McComb, 1968-1973; pastor, First Baptist Church, Grenada, 1973-1979; pastor, West Jackson (Tennessee) Baptist Church, 1979-1987; pastor, First Baptist Church, Gainesville, Georgia, since 1987. Executive Board, Tennessee Baptist Convention, Brentwood, 1985-1988. Coordinator 1990 simultaneous revivals, Georgia Baptist Convention, Atlanta, since 1988.
Trustee William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1954-1964. Chairman McComb United Givers Fund, 1970, Jackson City Beautiful Commission, 1984-1986. Chairman, Board Of Directors, member Executive Committee Jackson Crime Stoppers, 1985-1986.
Married Dolores Slay, June 27, 1954. Children: Melanie, Michael, Mark.