Bachelor, Adelphi University, 1950. Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1953.
Pastor, United Church of Christ of Bedford Park, Bronx, New York, since 1953; police chaplain, New York City Police Department, since 1957; police chaplain, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York City, since 1990; police chaplain, Westchester County Bureau Public Safety, Hawthorne, New York, since 1990; chaplain, Veterans Administration Hospital., Bronx, since 1967.
Chaplain Detective Crime Clinic of New York and New Jersey, since 1960, Grand St. Boys Club of New York, 1994-1996. Served United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member National Association Police Chaplains (founder 1970, president since 1970), Coalition of Uniform Superior vena cava syndrome Chaplains (foundation 1977, president since 1977), Bronx County Society for Prevention Cruelty to Children (president since 1959), American Association Aid American National Sanatorium (president 1990-1995), Rotary (president Bronx 1987-1988, board directors 1994-1996).
Married Dorothy Hollis, August 8, 1954. Children: William Gillies, David Edward, Stephen Brian.