AB magna cum laude, Asbury College, 1950; Master of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1951; Bachelor's Degree, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1954; postgraduate, New York University, 1955-1962.
Assistant minister, White Plains (New York) Presbyterian Church, 1954-1955; minister of education, Huguenot Memorial Church, Pelham Manor, New York, 1955-1957; pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Peekskill, New York, 1957-1962; pastor, Maximo Presbyterian Church, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1962-1967; executive director, Presbyterian Social Ministries, St. Petersburg, 1967-1973; president, Shirer & Associations, Inc., Seminole, Florida, since 1973; parish associate, Good Samaritan Church, Pinellas Park, Florida, since 1996. Member Suncoast Board Realtors, St. Petersburg, since 1974. Member Institute Real Estate Management, Chicago, since 1975.
Member of the board adjustment Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, 1980-1981. Member human relations advising committee, St. Petersburg, 1965-1967. Vice-chair Pinellas County Democratic Committee, since 1996.
Member National Association Managing Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (board directors 1974-1990), Southeast Association of Housing and Urban Development Managing Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (board directors, president since 1983), Presbytery of Tampa Bay (pres.trustees 1994-1996).
Married Juanita Shirer, June 1, 1951 (divorced 1971). Married Anne Kleier, September 1, 1973. Children: Brenda Margaret, Bruce Robert (deceased).