Student, Holy Cross Junior College, South Bend. Student, Ivy Tech, South Bend. Student, Gabriel Richard Institute.
Student, Center Theological Seminary. Master of Arts, Fuller Theological Seminary, 1992. Doctor of Divinity, Colorado Christian University, 1996.
Consultant, City Planning Associations, Inc., Mishawaha, Indiana, 1972-1973; area director, Young Life Chicago (Illinois) Center, 1973-1979; national urban director, Young Life, Chicago, Denver, 1979-1989; executive vice president United States field ministries, Young Life, Denver, 1989-1993; vice president multiethnic and urban ministries, Young Life, Denver, 1993-1994; president, Center for Urban Theological Studies, since 1994. Chairman World Vision National Urban and Rural Ministry Project Advisory Council, Monrovia, California, since 1989.
Chairman board directors, Denver (Colorado) Broncos Youth Federation, 1984-1992. Board of trustees Colorado Christian U., since 1995. Chairman, Board Of Directors Project Equipment, since 1995.
National board of advisors Regent U. School of Counseling and Human Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1996. Advisory board Philadelphia Project on Youth Ministry, since 1996.
Married Pearlean Barton. Children: Michael, Anthony, Scott, Dimitri, Vanessa, Vera, Vermella, Darryl.