Associate of Arts, Friendship Union College, 1949. Bachelor, Benedict College, 1951. Bachelor's Degree, Colgate Rochester Seminary, 1955.
Master of Sacred Theology, Andover Newton Seminary, 1966. Doctor of Ministry, Andover Newton Seminary, 1973.
Pastor Monumental Baptist Church, Elmira, New York, 1952-1963, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Newport, Rhode Island, 1963-1965. Teacher, college minister Benedict College, Columbia, South Carolina, 1965-1985, chair religion department, 1980-1995. Pastor Ridge Hill Baptist Church, Ridge Spring, 1967-1974, Lockhart Baptist Church, Saluda, 1968-1974, Second Calvary Baptist Church, Columbia, 1975-1996.
Professor religion, dean of chapel Morris College, Sumter, 1996-2000. Member Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, 1979-1997, Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Foundation, Columbia, 1987-1996, Friendship Center Board, Columbia. Faculty representative Benedict College Board, Columbia, 1973-1975.
Adjunct professor Black church studies Columbia College, South Carolina, 2004-2005. Adjunct professor Black and liberation theology Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina, 2004.
Member Salvation Army Board, Columbia. Committeeman Richland County Democratic Party, Columbia. Member Columbia Coalition of Blacks and Jews (convenor since 1993), American Baptist Churches of South (moderator 1990-1996, Plaque 1996), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (president EomiraN.Y. branch 1955-1963, Plaque 1971).
Married Bessie Mae Lowery, July 22, 1958. Children: Latta R. Junior, Ronald Jerome.