- Doctorate of Ministry, May 2005. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
Doctorate Focus – Discipleship in Correctional Ministry
- Master of Divinity, December 1986. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.
Major – Pastoral Counseling
- Bachelor of Arts, December 1982. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
Religious Studies major
Business Administration minor
- American Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA)
- National Association Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ)
- Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA)
- International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)