Born Coatbridge, Scotland. Then Kilmarnock. Fellowshipped at Elim Hall.
After 17 trips to minister in Canada and the USA, while in secular employment he was commended to full-time service in 1949 by Elim Hall. Remembered by most for his ministry, he was also an able gospel preacher, and many were saved under his preaching. He would state, “I am not going to explain what is between the lines but what is on the line”.