AB, Wake Forest (North Carolina) College, 1913. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1916. Doctor of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1918.
Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1927.
Instructor in New Testament interpretation and theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1916-1918; pastor, Forest Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1919-1921; chaplain and professor Bible, University of Southern California, 1921-1926; associate professor religious education, Furman U., 1926-1927; professor religion, Furman U., 1927-1930; head of department religion, Limestone College, 1930-1936; associate professor Bible, Baylor University, 1936-1942; editor, Biblical Recorder, journal Baptist State College of North Carolina, from 1942.
Member Committee on World Peace. Chairman Commission on Relocation of Chaplains of Southern Baptist Convention. Chaplain Fort Howard, Maryland, April-December, 1918.
Fellow National Council Religion in Higher Education. Member Religious Education Association, National Association Bible Instructors, Association Southern Baptist Teachers of Bible and Religious Education (president 1932-1934, 40-42), Associate Church Press. Southern Baptist Press Association (past president), Raleigh Rotary Club.
Married Lucile O'Brian, September 2, 1919: children: Robert O'Brian, William Levy.