Degree (honorary), Saints Academy, Lexington, Mississippi, 1969. Degree (honorary), Anthony Les Center, Hattiesburg, Miss, 1972.
Ordained minister Pentecostal Church, 1930. Contractor Wise Construction, 1930-1950. Pastor Church of God in Christ, Bolton, Mississippi, 1930-1945, Rankin, Mississippi, 1931-1942,Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1937-1947.
Secretary Jurisdiction Southern Mississippi, 1940-1955.
District superintendent 7th District, 1947-1962. Jurisdiction bishop Southern Mississippi, since 1962;general contractor headquarters 1st jurisdiction Church of God in Christ, Jackson, Mississippi, since 1972, national treasurer, Memphis, 1980-1985, also member board bishops.
Chaplain Westside Housing, Jackson, since 1983, Hinds County Republican Committee, Jackson, 1977-1985. Consultant for housing Chisca Hotel, Memphis, 1978-1985, chairman building commission, 1979-1985.
Board of directors Saints Junior College, Lexington, 1974-1979.
Member Jackson Public Service Commission, 1984-1985. Named Manitoba of Year, Religious Workers Guild, 1972. Recipient Leadership award Church of God in Christ, 1984.
Board directors Saints Junior College, Lexington, 1974—1979. Member Jackson Public Service Commission. Member of Mississippi Ministerial Allowance., Millionaires Club (Memphis).
Married Freddie Wilhemett, August 30, 1923 (deceased December 1984). Children: Myrtle, Wilma, Dorothy, Connie, Frankie, Theo, Roosevelt. Married Emma Hawthrone, January 12, 1985.