Student, Texas Tech University, 1934. Bachelor, Pt. Loma Nazarene College, 1938. Student, Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1947.
Doctor of Divinity, Southern Nazarene University, 1957.
Ordained to ministry, Church of Nazarene, 1939; pastor, Dinuba, California, 1938-1942; pastor, Fresno, California, 1942-1945; pastor, Topeka, 1945-1947; pastor, Salem, Oregon, 1947-1950; pastor, Kansas City, Missoury, 1959-1961; superintendent, West Texas District Church of Nazarene, 1950-1959; superintendent, Kansas City District, 1961-1964; executive secretary department home missions, Church of Nazarene, Kansas City, 1964-1968; general superintendent, Church of Nazarene, 1968-1985.
Former trustee Southern Nazarene University.
Married Louise Cantrell, June 29, 1939. Children— Orville Wesley, Jannette (Mistress John Calhoun), Jeanne (Mistress David Hubbs).