Community outreach and development work and community ministry since 1960 in Bakersfield, California; Spokane, Washington; Ft. Worth, Texas; Oakland, California; Virginia Beach, Virginia; Houston, Texas; and College Station, Texas. Attended several colleges and universities; received BA, M. ED., and working on a dissertation for a doctorate. Married since 1965; 5 grown children; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Past Diversity Scholar with the National Trust for Historic Preservation; worked on renovating and preserving the historic Houston Light Guard Armory from 2008 - 2011; raising funds now to complete renovations and preservation work due to serious damage by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.