Bachelor, University Richmond, 1946. Bachelor's Degree, Master of Divinity, Colgate Rochester Division School, 1949. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), International College, 1991.
Pastor, Union Ave Baptist Church, Paterson, New Jersey, 1949-1952;
director religious activities, U. Richmond, Virginia, 1952-1956;
senior pastor, Greece Baptist Church, Rochester, New York, 1956-1965;
senior pastor, Center Baptist Church, Hartford, Connecticut, 1965-1975;
senior pastor, Flossmoor (Illinois) Community Church, 1975-1981;
executive director, International Council Community Churches, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1981-1991;
president, International Council Community Churches, Palos Heights, Illinois, 1980-1981. Board directors United States Conference World Council Churches, New York City. Executive Committee, board directors National Council Churches, New York City.
Executive Committee member Consultation on Church Union, Princeton, 1981-1991.
President Family Service Society, Rochester, 1960-1965. Member of Rotary (president Rochester chapter 1964-1965).
Married Virginia Lambeth, June 22, 1947. Children: Donna Lynn, Jo Annual.