Bachelor, Baylor University, 1972; Master of Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1975; Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1981.
Pastor Monroeville (Pennsylvania) Baptist Church, 1974-1977. Instructor Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1979-1981. Assistant professor North American Baptist Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1981-1983.
Professor New Testament Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, since 1983. Moderator Greater Pittsburgh Baptist Association, 1976-1977. Executive board Baptist Convention Pennsylvania, 1976-1977.
Kerr lecturer Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, 1982.
Member Society Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, National Association Baptist professors Religion (president Midwest region since 1990), Institute for Biblical Research.
Married Sheila Katherine Rogers. Children: Jeremy Hulitt, Joshua William.