Student, Oxford University, England. Diploma in Theology, St. Luke's College Mildmay, London, 1937. Postgraduate, Missionary Training Colony Upper Norwood, London, 1939.
Doctor of Theology, Luther Rice Seminary, 1978. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Dallas Baptist University, 1983. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1966.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Houghton College, 1966. HHD (honorary), Richmond College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1975.
Army chaplain, Newport, South Wales, 1939-1945; senior minister, Duke St. Baptist Church, Richmond, Surrey., England, 1953-1959; senior minister, Calvary Baptist Church, New York City, 1959-1973; president, Encounter Ministries, Inc., Memphis, since 1973. Member county reference Evangelical Bible Seminary, Republic South Africa, since 1986, Helps International Ministries, Harlem, Georgia, since 1988, South America Mission, Lake Worth, Florida, since 1989, Women Alive Ministries, Collingswood, New Jersey, since 1982, Italy for Christ, Atlanta, since 1984. Member of advisory board International Bible Reading Association, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, since 1989.
Fellow Royal Geographic Society, Philosophical Society Great Britain (life).
Married B. Heather Brown, June 30, 1948. Children: Jonathan MacGregor, David Lindsay.