Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.

Curriculum Vitae

Senior Servant
Metropolitan Baptist Church
96 Harry S Truman Drive
Largo, MD 20774
202-238-5000 Telephone / 202-234-4845 Facsimile


Executive M. B. A. George Washington University
May, 1999
Post Doctoral Study Harvard University Divinity School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994
Doctor of Ministry in Theology Colgate Rochester/Crozer/Bexley Hall
Rochester, New York 1975
Post Masters Study University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

University of Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria

University of Ghana
Legon, Ghana

Master of Divinity Colgate Rochester Divinity School
Rochester, New York 1967
Bachelor of Arts University of Arkansas
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 1964
Fellowships: The Merrill Fellowship,
Harvard University, 1994

Martin Luther King Fellowship
in Black Church Studies
Colgate Rochester/Bexley Hall/Crozer 1972-1975

Rockefeller Protestant Fellowship
for Theological Education
Colgate Rochester Divinity School 1964-1965

Licensed to Preach Mount Olivet Baptist Church (May 1961)
Columbus, Ohio
Ordained to Gospel Ministry Mount Olivet Baptist Church (April 1965)
American / Progressive Baptist Conventions
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Minister / Administrator Metropolitan Baptist Church (1977 - present)
Washington, D. C.
Senior Minister Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Christ, Inc. (1973-1977)
Houston, Texas
Senior Minister Mount Ararat Baptist Church (1968-1973)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Minister Second Baptist Church (1965-1968)
Mumford, New York
Minister to Youth Irondequoit United Church of Christ (1964-1965)
Irondequoit, New York
Training Coordinator National Urban League (1968)
Field Director / Operation Equality Rochester Urban League (1968)
Rochester, New York
Employment Counselor Rochester Urban League (1967)
Rochester, New York
Distinguished Visiting Professor Wesley Theological Seminary
Washington, D. C.
Visiting Professor Colgate Rochester Divinity 1995
Doctoral Program Mentor United Theological Seminary 1993 -
Adjunct Professor Colgate Rochester 1990
Adjunct Professor Howard University Divinity 1981, 1987
Board of Trustees Alban Institute 1993-1996
Board of Trustees Skinner Farm Institute 1993-
Board of Trustees Church Association for
Community Service
Board of Trustees United Theological Seminary 1991-
Board of Trustees Richmond Virginia Seminary 1991-
President American Baptist Ministers
Council [D.C.]
President H. Beecher Hicks Ministries 1989-
President Martin Luther King Fellows, Inc. 1988-
Co-Chair Ministers in Partnership [D.C.] 1985
Member Alumni Council
Colgate Rochester Divinity School
Member National Board of Advisors
Biblical Institute for Social Change
Member National Advisory Board for Black
Church Studies
United Theological Seminary
Member National Board of Advisors
National Association of Black
Member D. C. Committee to Promote
Member Organization for a New Equality
Advisory Board
Member Community Advisory Board
Shaw/Columbia Heights Family
Support Collaborative
Member Board of Directors
Washington Urban League
Treasurer Committee Against All Killing 1992-
Chair Committee For Strict Liability 1991-
Member Mayor's Commission on Economic Development 1989-
Chair Religious Committee
United Negro College Fund
Member Board of Trustees Howard University Hospital 1995-1996
Member Board of Directors
Tourmobile, Inc.
Member Board of Directors
Business Promotions Consultants, Inc.
Member Governing Board
The American Preferred Provider Plan
D. C., Inc.
Member Board of Directors
Church Association for Community Service
Member Board of Directors
Tantallon Country Club
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Wesley Theological Seminary
Washington, DC
American Academy of Ministry 1994-
Academy of Preachers 1994
Martin Luther King, Jr., International National Board of Preachers, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia 1989
Tau Kappa Alpha National Honorary Fraternity [speech]
Alpha Psi Omega National Honorary Fraternity [drama]
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Fellowship Lodge No. 26, Free and Accepted Masons, P.H.A.
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia
33'rd Degree Grand Inspector General, Jonathan Davis Consistory
Designated one of fifteen greatest African American Preachers by Ebony Magazine 11/1993
Designated on of ten most influential persons in Washington, DC by the Washingtonian magazine 03/1997
Rural Church Administration, Church Management 1968
The Black Church as a Support System for Black Men: The Simon Syndrome, Institute of Urban Affairs and Research, Howard University 1977
Images of the Black Preacher: The Man Nobody Knows, Judson Press, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 1977
The Romance of the Black Pastorate, The Black Church: A Community Experience, Institute of Urban Affairs and Research, Howard University 1977
Kindling Wood: A Collection of Sermons with E. C. Smith. MBC Press. 1980
Preaching Through a Storm, Zondervan Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1987
The Anatomy of a Sermon, Inside the Sermon, Boddie, et al. Baker Publishing House 1990
Correspondence with a Cripple From Tarsus, Zondervan Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1990
Take the Profit Out of Death, The Washington Post, Op Ed, A22 11/4/1991
In Search of the African American Male, H. Beecher Hicks Ministries, Washington, DC 1993
From Wilderness to Mountain, Walls, In the Potters Hand, Men's Devotional Bible, Zondervan Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan, p.357, 485, 1218. 1993
Challenge to the African American Church: Problems and Perspectives for the Third Millennium, The Journal of Religious Thought, Volume 51[No.1], 81. 1994
From These Ashes, The Washington Post, Op Ed, C3 6/23/96
Born to Preach, Pulpit Digest 7/8/96
On the Pregnancy of God, Pulpit Digest 11/12/96
Strange Deliverance, The Wisdom of the Word, Ponder, et al. Crown Publishers, New York, New York 1996
Let the Church Burn, Preaching 1/2/97
The Right Season, The African American Devotional Bible, Zondervan Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan, p. 690. 1997
Democracy for the District The Washington Post, Op Ed. 8/17/97
A Strange Path to Power, Urban Ministries Press, Elgin, Illinois 1998
My Soul's Been Anchored, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1998
The Spiritual and Ethical Dimension of Leadership: 21<sup>st Century Challenges for the African American Church, ‘Congregations, the Alban Journal’, 8-11 9/10/98
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Ms. Constance McCrimmon-Tabron
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Servant

Metropolitan Baptist Church



H. Beecher Hicks Ministries
P.O. BOX 7158
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Colleges & Universities:
Alcorn University Alcorn, Mississippi
Brandeis University Boston, Massachusetts
Grambling College Grambling, Louisiana
Howard University Washington, DC
Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia
Spelman College Atlanta, Georgia
Virginia Union University Richmond, Virginia
Wellesley College Boston, Massachusetts
Theological Institutions:
Boston University School of Theology Boston, Massachusetts
Colgate Rochester Divinity School Rochester, New York
Hartford Theological Seminary Hartford, Connecticut
Howard University School of Divinity Washington, DC
Interdenominational Theological Center Atlanta, Georgia
Southern Baptist Seminary Louisville, Kentucky
United Theological Seminary Dayton, Ohio
Church Conferences and Conventions:
American Baptist Churches of the West Los Angeles, California
Bethesda Christian Church Annual Conference Detroit, Michigan
Christ Church Church of God Nashville, Tennessee
Congress of National Black Churches Covenant Churches of America Denver, Colorado
Crystal Cathedral Garden Grove, California
Full Gospel Fellowship Ministers Conference Miami, Florida
International Ministers Wives and Widows
Light of the World Christian Church
Indianapolis, Indiana
National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
National Council of Negro Women
Ohio Baptist Pastor’s Conference Columbus, Ohio
Preaching Magazine Princeton Seminary / Princeton, New Jersey
Progressive National Baptist Convention
Baptist World Alliance
Keynote Address
Melbourn, Australia
Petros Ministries, Inc. Leadership & Management Conference Washington, DC
Christian Assembly Columbus, Ohio
Secular Engagements:
Campaign for a New Community

A National Dialogue on Collaborating for Successful Siting of Housing and Service Programs

Children’s Defense Fund

Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend Prayer Breakfast

Devolution Networking Conference

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

National Black Business League

National Conference on Black Philanthropy

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