Ed. D. Occupational and Adult Education, Oklahoma State University 1999
MA in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1975
B. A. Mathematics Education, Oklahoma State University 1973
Professor of Adult Education, occupying the John T. Sisemore Chair of Christian Education, New Orleans Baptist
Degree and Curriculum Planning Consultant for Graduate Faculty, Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine 2012
Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas 1998
Guest Instructor in Principles of Adult Education, Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma 1997
Instructor, Seminary Extension Center in Capital Baptist Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1976
Leadership, Discipleship, Adult Education, Foundations of Education
Executive Pastor, First Southern Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK August 2009-January 2019.
Minister of Education, Southern Hills Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK 1990-2000..
Associate Director of the Department of Religious Education, Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. 1986-1990.
Director of Education and Promotion, Union Baptist Association, Norman, OK. 1983-1986.
Minister of Education, Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK. 1978-1982.
Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Clinton, OK. 1977-1978.
Minister of Education, Kelham Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK. 1975-1977.
Articles and Books
Numerous articles in such denominational publications as Leading Adults, Mature Living, Sunday School Leadership, Adult Leadership, Growing Churches and adult Sunday School curriculum.
“Different Paths to Follow,” in Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching. Rick Edwards, comp. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
“See the World Around the Path,” in Teaching Adults: A Guide for Transformational Teaching. Rick Edwards, comp. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
Teaching Adults: Video Vignettes. Nashville: LifeWay, 2000.
Adult Class Leader Administration Kit. Nashville: LifeWay, 1999.
The Leading Edge: Married Adults—An Interactive Sunday School Leadership Training Video Program. Dallas: Sampson, 1994.
Adult Sunday School Handbook. Nashville: Convention, 1993.
Your Role As an Adult Class Member. Nashville: Baptist Sunday School Board, 1987.
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK, Trustee, 2014 to present.
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Trustee, 1995-2000.
Member of the Nominating Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, Member, 1997-1998.
President (and other offices) of the Oklahoma Baptist Ministers of Education Association, 1975-2000. President of the Baptist Association of Christian Educators (national), 2009-2010.
Various state and association committees and positions including Associational Sunday School Director, Association Discipleship Training Director, Associational Vacation Bible School Director, Associational Personnel Committee member, Associational Executive Board member, 1975-2010 in Capital, Union, and Concord-Kiowa Baptist Associations in Oklahoma.
Professional Organization Memberships
American Association of Adult and Continuing Education, 2000 to 2009.
American Educational Research Association, member 2002-2003
Association of Baptist Ministries with the Aging, 2001 to 2009.
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, member 2004 to 2009.
American Society on Aging, 2001 to 2009.
Baptist Association of Christian Educators, 2001 to present.
National Association of Single Adult Ministers, 2001 to 2009.
North American Professors of Christian Education, member 2004 to 2009, 2017 to present.
Ordained by The Baptist Temple, Oklahoma, in September, 1978. Dr. Finley Tinnin, pastor.
Distinguished Leader Award, Baptist Association of Christian Educators, 2018.