Bachelor of Business Administration, North Texas State University, 1957.
Manager Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, Uvalde, Texas, 1958, Houston, 1959—1968, district manager, 1968—1969, division supervisor Kansas City, Missouri, 1969—1972, division manager Springfield, 0725—1983, St. Louis, since 1983. Director Centerre Bank, Springfield.
There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.
Board directors Junior Achievement, Springfield, Missouri, 1972—1983, Boy Scouts America, 1974—1978, St. John's Hospital, Springfield, 1975—1980, Community Foundation, 1980—1983, Better Business Bureau, 1982—1983. President Downtown Springfield Association, 1982—1983, Safety Council Southwest Missouri, 1983. Member of Rotary Club (Springfield), Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1977), Twin Oaks Country Club (Springfield).
Married Glenda Lou Porter, September 6, 1955. Children: Lon, Kevin, Kimberly.