He graduated from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1967 with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. In 1970, he pursued graduate studies in Guidance and Counseling, and graduated from the Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida with the Masters of Education Degree.
In 1991, he was called to the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida. In August 1992, after much prayer, he and his wife, Dr. LaVon Wright Bracy were led to organize the New Covenant Baptist Church of Orlando. Literally starting with nothing, the New Covenant Church has grown to a membership of more than 2000.