Bachelor, Mercer University, 1945. Bachelor's Degree, Emory University, 1951. Master of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1955.
Doctor of Education, University Georgia, 1965.
Pastor, churches, Georgia, 1941-1959;
pastor, St. Mary's Church, New Bern, North Carolina, 1959-1963;
pastor, New Light Church, Morgan, Georgia, since 1964. Dean Free Will Baptist Bible College, 1951-1953. Moderator South Georgia Association,1947-1951, Georgia Association, 1957-1959.
President South Georgia Sunday School Convention, 1954-1957. Chairman ordaining board Midway Association Free Will Bapts., since 1986.
Married Velma Wavine Reeves, February 25, 1945. Children: June Elizabeth, Ralph Nelson.