Attending, Berea College, 1943—1944. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Michigan, 1947. Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1947—1948.
Master of Divinity, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1950. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Albion College, 1975.
Ordained to ministry United Methodist Church, 1949. Minister Michigan, since 1950. Senior minister Ypsilanti 1st Methodist Church, 1965—1972, Court St. Methodist Church, Flint, 1972—1977, Utica United Methodist Church, Sterling Heights, 1977—1989.
Trustee Asbury Theological Seminary, since 1979. President board trustees United Methodist Retirement Homes, Detroit, 1979—1988. Dean Michigan Pastors School, 1972—1975.
Member World Methodist Council, 1971—1976. With United States Navy, 1943-1946.
Member of Utica Ministerial Association.
Married Annie Ruth Smith, September 1, 1949. Children: Kenneth Rivers, Annette Cheryl Lynn.