Associate of Arts magna cum laude, Jackson State Community College, 1977. Bachelor cum laude, Union University, 1979. Master of Arts cum laude, Liberty University, 1991.
Teacher, Oakhaven Baptist Academy, Memphis, 1979-1981; minister youth and music, Greenbrook Baptist Church, Southaven, Mississippi, 1979-1985; minister youth, 1st Baptist Church, Horn Lake, Mississippi, since 1985; graduate intern in counseling psychology, Parkwood Psychiatric Hospital, Olive Branch, Mississippi, since 1991. Commissioner Southaven Area Christian Recreation Association, 1982-1984, 86. Director youth ministries N.W. Baptist Association, Hernando, Mississippi, since 1986.
Volunteer, emergeny medical technician Southaven Ambulance Service, 1983-1986. Trainer, volunteer Horn Lake High School Football, 1985-1990. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Association Marriage and Family Counselors.
Married Cecilia Ann Matheney, February 13, 1976. 1 child, Adam Russell.