Bachelor of Science, David Lipscomb College.
Assistant principal, counselor, athletic director, coach, David Lipscomb high school, 1966-1976; minister, Madison Church Christ, 1977-1990; president, Nashville Christian School, 1990-1991; special assistant legislative affairs, Nashville Mayor' General’ s Office, 1992-1994; director-chief, Nashville Fire Department, since 1995. Speaker in field.
Councilman at large, 1987-1992, chairman metro public safety committee, council planning and zoning committee, mayor's task force, regional council, Drug Abuse Resistance Education steering committee, metro office emergency management. Member International Association Fire Chiefs, Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association, Southeast Fire chiefs Association, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Nashville Fire Buffs Association.
Married Sandra Anderson, June 6, 1969. Children: Sean, Shannon.