Associate of Arts, Gordon Military College, Barnsville, Georgia, 1969. Bachelor, Florida Bible College, 1971. Master of Science, Pensacola Christian College, Florida, 1979.
Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, North Texas State University, 1988.
Youth director, Hillside Baptist Church, Atlanta, 1971-1972; teacher, Headland High School, East Point, Georgia, 1972-1973; principal, Clayton Christian School, Morrow, Georgia, 1973-1981; teacher, supervisor curriculum, First Baptist Academy, Dallas, 1981-1984; auditorium class pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas, 1984-1986; minister to young married adults, First Baptist Church, Dallas, since 1986.
Member Republican Presidential Task Force, Washington, since 1981. Member Association Christian Schools International (consultant 1981-1987).
Married Donna Rea Lopez, July 26, 1970. Children: Rachael, Esther, Elizabeth, Susanna.