Student, Mars Hill Junior College, 1960. Bachelor, East Tennessee State University, 1964. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Clarksville School Theology, 1968.
Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Hyles/Anderson University, 1976.
Pastor, Clear Branch Baptist, Erwin, Texas, 1958-1962; pastor, Temple Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tennessee, 1962-1974; pastor, Rochester Hills Baptist Church, 1974-1977; pastor, Forrest Hills Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia, since 1977. Moderator Southwide Baptist Fellowship, 1979, vice moderator, 1989.
Member Georgia Association Christian Schools (delegate).
Married Betty Jane Sullivan, August 15, 1959. Children: Beverly, Becky, Bethany, William Wayne Junior.