Student, Michigan Christian College, 1961. Bachelor in Bible with honorss, Ohio Valley College, 1984. Postgraduate, Southern Christian University, since 1991.
Pulpit minister, Church of Christ, Louisville, 1961-1966; pulpit minister, Church of Christ, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio., 1966-1973; pulpit minister, Church of Christ, Belpre, Ohio., since 1973. Educational director Ohio Valley Christian Youth Camp, Waterford, Ohio, 1975-1990.
Member of advisory board Ohio Valley College, Parkersburg, West Virginia, since 1980. Board dirs.Crisis Pregnancy Superior vena cava syndrome, Parkersburg, West Virginia, since 1991.
Married Martha Jane Toothman, January 1, 1960. Children: Jody Dean, Lucinda Jo Laughery Cowdery, Randal Shawn, Jamey Brian.