Bachelor, U. N. Texas, 1955; Bachelor's Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1959; Doctor of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1963; Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1973; Doctor of Letters (honorary), California Baptist College, Riverside, 1978; Doctor of Divinity (honorary), University Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, 1984; Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Howard Payne U., Brownwood, Texas, 1986; Doctor of Letters (honorary), Dallas Baptist U., 1990.
Associate secretary, Christian Life Commission, Dallas, 1957-1963;
professor Christian ethics, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1963-1975;
pastor, First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1975-1977;
president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, California, 1977-1982. Executive director Baptist General Convention Texas, since 1982. Chairman program committee ChristianLife Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, special researcher for home mission board, mem.nat. task force planned growth in giving, since 1984, member stewardship commission, 1986-1996.
Board directors T.B. Maston Foundation, 1991-1998, Association Southern Bapt.Schs., since 1997. Adjunct Professor Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976-1977. Chairman study commission freedom, justice and peace Baptist World Alliance, 1975-1980, member study commission on ethics, since 1990, member commmn. on racism, since 1992.
Vice president Baptist General Convention Texas, 1972-1973, member state missions commission, 1976-1977, vice chairman urban strategy committee, chairman order of business committee, 1976, chairman steering committee Good News Texas, 1976-1977, chnmn. resolutions committee, executive director, since 1982. Author, speaker in field.
Member Southern Baptist Association Colleges Schools, Southern Baptist Association of State Exec.Dirs. (president 1996-1997).
Married Bobbie Ruth Judd, June4, 1955. Children: Meredith Pinson Creasey, Allison Pinson Hopgood.