Bachelor of Science, Purdue University, 1965. BTh, Way College Biblical Research, Rome, Indiana, 1975. Master of Arts, Emporia State University, Kansas, 1978.
Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1986.
Research, Rome City, Indiana, 1975. Master of Arts, Emporia State University (Kansas), 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1986.
Registered pharmacist, Indiana, North Carolina.
Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1974. Information analyst Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Washington, 1969-1971.
Associate editor The Way International, New Knoxville, Ohio, 1975-1977. Director publication relations, 1979-1981.
News writer Emporia State University (Kansas), 1977-1978.
Staff pharmacist Bloomington Hospital (Indiana), 1981-1985. Associate instructor Emporia State University, 1977-1978, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1983-1985. Assistant Professor of English, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina, since 1985. adjunct faculty Way College Emporia, 1976-1981.
Ordained to ministry Christian Church, 1974. Member of Zora Neale Hurston Society, Southern Conference Afro-American Studies, Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association, North Carolina Writers' Network (board directors 1990-1992, vice president 1991-1992), College Language Association, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Phi Alpha.
Married Brenda Joyce Warren Johnson, August 31, 1973. Children: Melissa Dawn, Angela Renee.