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Senior Minister, Metropolitan Baptist Church
Washington, D.C.

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The Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the son of the Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Sr., and the late Mrs. Eleanor Frazier Hicks. He was licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry by the Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Columbus, Ohio.

He is an honor graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and a recipient of the Rockefeller Protestant Fellowship, graduating from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in May 1967. Selected as one of the original Martin Luther King Fellows at the Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1972, Dr. Hicks earned the Doctor of Ministry in Theology degree in 1975. In 1994 Dr. Hicks received the coveted Merrill Fellowship for post-graduate study at the Harvard Divinity School, and in 1999 he received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the George Washington University.

Dr. Hicks has served as Senior Minister of Second Baptist Church, Mumford, New York; Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, and since June 1977, has served as the fifth minister in the 136-year history of the Metropolitan Baptist Church, the membership of which exceeds 6,000. He is widely published in religious publications and has authored five books; the two most recent volumes of which are My Souls Been Anchored [1998] and Preaching Through a Storm [1987, 12th printing]. In November 1993, Ebony Magazine honored Dr. Hicks with the distinction as one of Americas Fifteen Greatest African-American Preachers.

Dr. Hicks is married to the former Elizabeth Harrison of Selma, Alabama. They are parents of H. Beecher III; the Reverend Ivan Douglas; and Kristin Elizabeth; and recently became the proud grandparents of twin granddaughters, Austynn and Ashley, and grandson, Henry IV.

For additional information, contact:

Ms. Nadine Jones
Executive Assistant to the Senior Minister
Metropolitan Baptist Church
(202) 483-1540, Ext. 13
(202) 234-4845 (FAX)

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