National Association of Church Business Administration, Certified Administrator; The Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association, Certified Church Business Administrator; Southwestern Baptist Religious Education Association; Baptist Association of Christian Educators; National Association of Professors of Christian Education.
Honors, Recognition, and Awards
Elizabethton High School Outstanding Senior Boy and the Grover Cleveland Medal for Public Speaking Award, 1956; Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, East Tennessee State College (University) 1959-60; Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth, Boy Scouts of America 1981; Fellow in Church Business Administration, National Association of Church Business Administrators 1985; President's Merit Scholar, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1986; Marsh Outstanding Doctoral Student Award Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1988; International Who's Who of Professionals 1998; Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2002; Church Management Hall of Fame National Association of Church Business Administration 2008; Distinguished Service Award in Christian Education Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 2009.
Retired July 1 1982 as a Commander in the United States Navy having served for twenty-two years of active duty aboard for Naval ships of the line, as executive officer of three shore commands and commanding officer of one Naval installation. Retired July 31 2010 as Dean Emeritus, School of Educational Ministries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth TX. Served two years as Chairman, Christian Education Division, NOBTS. Presently retired and teaching at NOBTS as Visiting Professor.