Diplome, Assiût American College, 1956. BTh, Cairo Theological Seminary, 1959. Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1964.
Master of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University, 1976.
Associate pastor, Wayne (Pennsylvania) Presbyterian Church, 1967-1972; minister of education, Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio., 1973-1979; senior pastor, Indianola Presbyterian Church, Columbus, since 1980. Visiting professor Islamic studies Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, 1985, 87. Consultant World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Geneva, The Presbyterian Church, New York City, since 1986.
Board of directors The Program Agency, Presbyterian Church (United States of America), New York City, 1974-1983, president, 1979-1982. Delegate General Council of World Alliance Reformed Churches, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982. Member Presbyterian General Assembly Council, New York City, 1979-1982.
Member American Academy Religion, Presbytery of Scioto Valley.
Married Jane Lee Dill, August 7, 1965. Children: Peter, John.