AB, Wheaton College, 1954; Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1958; Doctor of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1969.
Assistant registrar, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1959-1963; editor-in-chief, Moody Press, Chicago, 1963-1968; director, vice president publications, Zondervan Public House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1968-1976; executive vice president book division, Zondervan Public House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1976-1985; executive vice president, publisher, Zondervan Book Group, Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1985-1986; public consultant, Evangelical Christian Publications, 1987; public, board directors, Discovery House Publications, Grand Rapids, since 1987; consultant, Serendipity House, Littleton, Colorado, since 1990. Board directors Oswald Chambers Public Association Ltd., England.
Board directors Ligonier Valley Study Center, Stahlstown, Pennsylvania, 1979-1983, Board Publication, Evangelical Covenant Church American, Chicago, 1989-1994, chairman, 1992-1994. Advisor International Council Biblical Inerrancy, Walnut Creek, California, 1978-1987. Board directors Foundation for Small Group Ministry, since 2003.
Married Carolyn Jo Schroeder, June 2, 1962 (divorced 1978). Children: Stephen Robert, Suzanne Mishael Dahill. Married Carolyn Gail Bergmans, May 26, 1979.
Children: Staci Ann McKellar, Keri Gail Bailey.