AB, George Washington University, 1948. Bachelor's Degree, Southern Baptist Seminary, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Seminary, 1954.
Master of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 1975.
Chaplain Center State Hospital, Lakeland, Kentucky, 1951-1953. Pastor Fort Mitchell (Kentucky) Baptist Church, 1953-1955. Professor Institute of Religion, Texas Medical Center, Houston, 1955-1958, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, 1959-1966.
Director research Presbyterian Church United States, Atlanta, 1966-1969. Director professional services Georgia Mental Health Institute, 1969-1975. Pastor Isle of Hope Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia, 1976-1979.
Professor Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 1979-1989, senior professor, since 1989. Director Hospice of Pasadena, 1979-1980.
With United States Army, 1944-1946.
Married Frances Allen, May 10, 1951 (deceased 1980). Children: Pamela, Melanie. Married Donna Williams, August 15, 1982.