Bachelor with honors, Samford University, 1970. Master of Theology with honors, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1973. Doctor of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980.
Postgraduate, Mansfield College, University Oxford, England, 1976.
Lecturer, Culham College, Abingdon, England, 1974-1976; lecturer, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1977-1978; pastor, Fairview Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama, 1978-1982; pastor, Morningview Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, 1982-1989; pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Dothan, Alabama, since 1889. President U. Oxford Graduate Representatives Conference, 1975.
Member Montgomery Race Relations Committee, 1984;, chairman Alabama Baptist Christian Life Commission, 1985-1989. President Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity, 1990-1992. Chairman Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Board, 1992-1995.
Member Rotary (president-elect).
Married Cynthia Adams, June 22, 1968. Children: Myra D., Philip D., Fisher E.