Bachelor in Religious Studies summa cum laude, Baylor University, 1987; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1991; postgraduate, Emory University, since 1993.
Research assistant, University Texas at Dallas, Richardson, 1984; administrative clerk, Control Appraisal District Collin County, Plano, Texas, 1985-1986; tax research clerk, Title Resources Corporation, Plano, Texas, 1987; international hub shipping clerk, United Parcel Svc., Louisville, 1987-1989; accounting services clerk, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1990-1991; chaplain, Masonic Widows and Orphans Home and Infirmary, Inc., Louisville, 1987-1988; chaplain, Control Eastern State Hospital, Louisville, 1988; chaplain, Humana Hospital-Audubon, Louisville, 1989-1990; chaplain, Emory University Affiliated Hospitals, Atlanta, 1991-1993; coordinator, Metro Atlanta Baptist Peace Fellowship, since 1993. Commercial artist, since 1978. Book reviewer; conference speaker.
Sunday school teacher, chair worship and music committee, member Peacemaker group Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia Second lieutenant United States Air Force Reserve, 1989-1991. Member College of Chaplains American Protestant Health Association (associate), Association Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., American Academy Religion, Alliance of Bapts., Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Amy Annette Smith, May 25, 1991.