Bachelor, Howard Payne College, 1948. Master of Divinity, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, 1952. Master of Arts, Sam Houston State Teachers College, 1961.
DArts, Western Colorado University, 1976.
Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1945. Pastor, Joshua and Austin, Texas, 1945-1953. Student director, Bible teacher Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, 1953-1959.
Texas Technology University, Lubbock, 1959-1965.
Dean of students, instructor sociology Wayland College, Plainview, Texas, 1965-1967. Administration consultant Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, 1967-1968.
Counselor, associate professor Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, 1968-1977. President Clarke College, Newton, Mississippi, 1977-1979.
Vice president student affairs Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas, 1979-1980, dean school social science, 1980-1984.
Associate pastor, counselor First Baptist Church, Brownwood, since 1984. Trustee Western Colorado University, GrandJunction, 1977-1978, advisory board, 1977-1984. Director Fort Worth Literacy Council, 1971-1973.
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Member Mayor's Advisory Committee Youth, Hurst, Texas, 1970—1971. Active in church and civic groups. Member of American Christian Counselors Association, Texas Baptist Family Life Ministers Association, Southern Baptist Family Life Ministries Association, Southern Baptist Association Ministries with Aging, Texas Council Family Relations.
Married Fleta Nell Lindley Harris, June 22, 1948. Children: Emily Ann, Donna Carol, Paula Karen.