Bachelor of Religion, Williams College, 1969. Bachelor of Science, Evangel College, 1970. Master of Arts, Southwestern Missouri State University, 1975.
Doctor of Philosophy, Pacific Western University, 1979. DDiv., Zion Theological Seminary, 1980. Doctor of Sacred Literature, St. Thomas University of Canberra, 1981.
Advanced theological studies, Candler School Theology, 1987.
Pastor Church of God, Central City, Kentucky, 1959-1960, Joplin (Missouri) Church of God, 1960-1964, Eldorado Spring (Missouri) Church of God, 1964-1975. President Kent College, Cleveland, Tennessee, 1975-1981. Pastor Evensville United Methodist Church, Dayton, 1981-1985, Ridgedale United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, 1985-1987, St. Elmo United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, since 1987.
Chairperson Good Neighbors, Dayton, 1981-1985. Ecumenical consultant Tennessee Association Churches, 1975.
Civil rights activist Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Joplin, Missouri, 1965, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Cleveland, 1975. Member Saint Constantine, Saint John of Jerusalem. Lodges: OPtimists International (program chairman 1980-1985).
Married Chloe Ann Johnson, July 25, 1959. Children: Donald Lynn, Terrie Annual.