Bill Dickens - Calvary Baptist Church

Bill Dickens

About Dr. Bill Dickens

After serving several years as Calvary’s Pastor of Adult Ministries, Bill Dickens now serves on Calvary’s Leadership Team as the Headmaster of Calvary Christian School. Prior to coming to Calvary, Bill served for 6 years as a youth pastor and 8 years as a senior pastor.  He then served for 10 years as a teacher and the high school principal at Calvary Christian School.  Bill is also an Air Force Reserve Chaplain, serving as a Mobilization Assistant in the Chief of Chaplain’s office in the Pentagon.  He has deployed to Europe and the Middle East 5 times.  Bill received his Bachelor’s degree in 1985 from Georgetown College.  He received his Master’s of Divinity in 1993, a Master’s of Theology in 1995, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Church History in 1998, all from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  Bill was saved in 1976 and committed his life to full-time Christian service in 1978. Bill and his wife, Melody, were married in 1986.  Melody serves as Calvary Christian School’s Dean of Women and Guidance Counselor. Their son, Joseph, was born in 1990. Bill enjoys reading, dating his wife, traveling with his family, and cheering on the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs.  Bill’s favorite book of the Bible is Ruth and his life verses are 1 Thessalonians 5:14-22, “And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men.  See that no one repays evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all men.  Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances.  But examine everything carefully and hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil.”

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