Adamsville High School, Adamsville, TN, 1964
Union University, Jackson, TN, B.S., 1968
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, M.Div., 1971
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, CA, D.Min., 1986
- Has conducted over 1,000 revivals and crusades, 1975-Present
- Has conducted numerous international crusades and conferences, Korea-Philippines, 1978; Korea, 1979; Korea-Hong Kong, 1981; Korea-H.K., 1984, Korea-H.K., 1986, 1993, 1994; Scotland, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003; Wales, 1998,.
- Seminar Leader, International Congress on Preaching, London, England, 1997
- Key note speaker, Conference for Religion, Gwanzgou, China, 1994.
- Program Coordinator for First Annual Conference for Southern Baptist Evangelists at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1982.
- Program Coordinator for National Conference for Southern Baptist Evangelists at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1997.
- Participant at International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists, Amsterdam, Holland, 1983.
- Spoke at Pastors’ Conference of the 1984 Southern Baptist Convention.
- Began and spoke at the first Sunday morning worship service of the Southern Baptist Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1998
- Program coordinator for National Congress for Southern Baptist Evangelists at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA, 1999.
- Served on the Strategic Task Group for Amsterdam 2000.
- Charter member, American Association Christian Counselors
- Who’s Who in Religion in America, 1978.
- Personalities of the South, 1978.
- International Men of Achievement, 1979.
- Elected Vice President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Southern Baptist Convention, 1997.
- Elected President of Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, Southern Baptist Convention, 1998-2000.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Proclamation Evangelism Network.
Publications and Productions
- Editor: REFLECTIONS, magazine, official publication of JDEA
- Producer: REVIVAL WITH EFFECT, video, Broadman Press, 1986
- Producer: MAINTAINING THE FIRES OF EVANGELISM, video, Broadman Press, 1987.
- Producer: LIVING IN A BROKEN WORLD, youth video, JDEA Anchor Productions, 1987.
- Producer: PUTTING YOUR WORLD BACK TOGETHER, youth video, Anchor Productions, 1989.
- Producer: THE CHALLENGES OF OUR CALL, video, Broadman Press, 1990.
- Producer: FOR GIRLS ONLY, video for girls, JDEA Anchor Productions, 1990.
- Producer: FINDING HEROES IN A WORLD OF CELEBRITIES, youth video, Anchor Productions, 1991.
- Producer: REKINDLE THE FLAME, video, Anchor Productions, 1997.
- Author, 44 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage, 2007, Pelican Publishers.
- Author, From the Heart of a Father, Godly Counsel from Proverbs, 2009, Pelican Publishers.
- Producer: HOPE for the HOME STUDY BIBLE, 2010, Thomas Nelson Publishers.