Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1971. Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1988.
Minister education and evangelism, Community Bible Church, Marietta, Georgia, 1976-1978; minister singles, Community Bible Church, Marietta, Georgia, 1980-1986; executive pastor, N.W. Bible Church, Dallas, 1986-1990; senior pastor, Christ Community Church, Tampa, Florida, since 1990.
Member Dallas Indiana School District Religious Task Force, 1988-1990. First lieutenant United States Army, 1972. Member Dallas Theol Seminary Alumni Association (president Tampa Bay chapter since 1991), Delta Sigma Phi.
Married Meredith Elaine Vedder, May 24, 1975. Children: Lindsey Erin, Matthew Stephen.