Born at Hednesford on 2 August 1916, he was trained at Handsworth College. In 1953 he became a tutor at Westhill College, Birmingham. His original contribution was to apply principles of experiential learning to both informal and formal Christian education. Appointed successively Secretary (1960) and General Secretary (1961) of the Youth Department, Secretary of the Education Committee (1970) and the first General Secretary of the Division of Education and Youth (1973), he contributed by speech and writing to the Youth Service and to educational thinking, partly through the FCFC Education Committee. He travelled in Europe, Africa and the USA, advising on Youth programmes. He died at Hednesford on 12 April 1988.