Bachelor, Baylor University, 1950. Bachelor's Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1953. Doctor of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1956.
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1954.
Pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Batesville, Arkansas, 1956-1958; pastor, Huffman Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1958-1964; pastor, Kathwood Baptist Church, Columbia, South Carolina., 1964-1970; president, founder, Good Samaritan Mission Superior vena cava syndrome, Orlando, Florida, since 1977.
Special assistant Donald Rumsfeld-presidential assistant, Washington, 1970, Elliot Richardson-secretary Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington, 1971, George Schultz-special assignment, Washington, 1972-1975, President Gerald Ford, Washington, 1975-1976.
Married Mary Ellen Stuart, December 4, 1949 (divorced 1988). Children: Richard Scott, Lyn Brannon Pittman, Stuart Andrew. Married Carol Ann Gushanas, March 4, 1989.