Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.
Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Baptist Church
The Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., is Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. and Largo, MD. He retired in 2014 after 37 years of faithful service. He is currently Distinguished Visiting Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Among his seven books is the best-selling work, Preaching Through a Storm.
Dr. Hicks is a 1964 Honors Graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. A recipient of the Rockefeller Protestant Fellowship, Dr. Hicks graduated from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in May 1967. He earned the Doctor of Ministry in 1975. In 1994 Dr. Hicks received the coveted Merrill Fellowship at Harvard University Divinity School. In 1999, he earned the Master of Business Administration from the George Washington University. In 2008 Morehouse College of Atlanta, Georgia honored Dr. Hicks with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree.
Among his numerous honors Dr. Hicks was Keynote Preacher for the Baptist World Congress in 2000 and Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 2007. More recently, he was Conference Preacher for the Hampton Minister’s Conference in 2009. Dr. Hicks is President of H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. Ministries, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in church leadership development and team building.