Bachelor, Stetson University, 1949. Bachelor's Degree, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1952. Doctor of Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1957.
Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1947. Pastor churches, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, California, 1948-1960. Member of faculty Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, 1960-1963.
Director department evangelism Southern Baptist General Conference of California, 1964-1968.
Executive director Northwest Baptist Convention (Oregon-Washington), 1968-1971. Consultant for Laymen Overseas and Relief Ministries Foreign Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention, Richmond, Virginia, 1971-1980.
Executive director Interchurch Medical Assistance, New Windsor, Maryland., since 1980. Consultant Church World Service, since 1980.
Board of directors Church World Service, since 1976.
Member special advising committee World Hunger, 1980.
Served with United States Navy, 1943-1946. Member IMPACT.
Married P. Anne Coffman, May 30, 1946. Children: Walter, Paul Alan, Joseph Dennis, Laura Catherine.