Family: Wife, Ellyn Jo Waller; daughters, Elynn, 25, Eryka, 23; lives in Ardmore.

Diplomas: Ohio University, business of music; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, master's in divinity; Palmer Theological Seminary, doctorate in ministry - marriage, family.

Starting out: Ordained at Shiloh Baptist in Cleveland, where his father preached.

Legacy moment: Photo of him, as a child, sitting with Martin Luther King Jr.

Music: Sings, composes; plays piano, organ, guitar.

On the side: Obtained his pilot's license, dreams of being a flight instructor to to lead black youth into careers as pilots.