Diploma in administration of archives, Liverpool (England) University, 1974. Master of Arts, Cambridge (England) University, 1977. Master of Arts, Bristol (England) University, 1986.
Doctor of Philosophy, Birmingham (England) University, 2000.
Borough archivist, Doncaster, England, 1977-1984; Methodist circuit minister, Halifax, England, 1987-1990; tutor in history, Wesley College, Bristol, 1990-1993; director Wesley and Methodist Studies Center, Westminster College, Oxford, England, since 1993; head of church and international relations, Westminster College, Oxford, England, since 1993. Convenor archives and history committee, British Methodist Church, 1986-1996. Secretary Oxford Institute Methodist Theological Studies, since 1992.
Member World Methodist History Society (vice president since 1996).
Married Angela Spencer, July 26, 1975.