Bachelor of Science, Hardin Simmons University, Abilene, Texas. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
Evangelism director Colorado Baptist General Convention, Denver, 1979—1981, Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia, 1981—1985. Evangelism consultant Baptist Convention Maryland, Delaware, Columbia, 1995—2001. Vice president institutional advancement Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri, 2001—2003.
Assistant dean school theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, since 2003.
President Fellowship North America Evangelism Personnel, 1999—2001, Colorado Baptist General Convention, 1986—1988. Member of North America Professors Christian Education, In-Svc. Guidance Association, Evangelical Theological Society, Council Philanthropy, Baptist Association Christian Educators, Association Theological Field Education, American Society Church Growth, Association Fund Raising Professionals.
Married Olivia Wilson, July 19, 1969. Children: Mark, Matthew, Sarah.