ThB, Ozark Bible College, 1961. Master Biblical Literature, Ozark Bible College, 1973. Doctor of Theology, Theological University America, 1990.
Noncommd. officer United States Navy, 1946-1956. Member staff Amphibious Forces Pacific, 1947-1950. Member CTF 90 Korean War, 1950-1951, Guided Missile Unit 41, Point Mugu, California, 1951-1956.
Retired, 1956; minister Washington Christian Church, Lebanon, Missouri, 1958—1996. Registrar Ozark Christian College, Joplin, 1960-1992, professor Bible and philosophy, 1960-1998. Retired, 1998
Minister Westside Christian Church, 1960-1963, North Joplin Christian Church, 1969-1971.
Member Sons of the American Revolution (chaplaingen. NSSAR 1991-1992, president, secretary Missouri Society chapter, president Sergeant Ariel Nims chapter), American Legion, Missouri Territorial Pioneers, Missouri State Genealogical Society, Tennessee State Genealogical Society, Tennessee Pioneer Ancestors, National Society Sons Colonial New England, National Society Sons and Daus. of the Pilgrims, Joplin History Society, Gann Fam. History Society (president 1993-1995), American Heart Association (board of directors Jasper County Missouri 1992), Retired Officers Association (honorary).
Married Gale Jynne Kinnard, November 20, 1948. Children: Sherry Lynne, Mary Stephen.