Dr. Dwight Shawrod Riddick, SR
PASTOR · SCHOLAR · MENTOR ·
Here To Serve
Serving in ministry for over 40 years, and consistently seeking to stay relevant in today’s shifting cultural, Dr Riddick continues to stay innovative and transformative in preaching and in ministry.
New Book Release
This insightful work shares intimate moments of Dr Dwight Riddick with his late Father Willie Riddick. It is a must have for every library. BE THE FIRST TO HAVE YOUR COPY.
Pastor, Mentor, Friend and More
Meet Dwight Riddick
Dr. Dwight Riddick, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia graduated in 1982 from Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia, where he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 1991, he received the Masters of Divinity Degree from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, Richmond, Virginia. In 2005, he earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree and the School of Divinity’s Leadership Award from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Riddick has also earned a second doctoral degree from the Association of Chicago Theological School (A.C.T.S.) Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program where he was enrolled through Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois where he graduated in May, 2016.
Following a successful, six-year ministry at First Baptist Church, Dendron, Virginia, Dr. Riddick was called to lead Gethsemane Baptist Mission, Newport News, Virginia in 1985. Within the first two years, he meticulously led Gethsemane Baptist Church in building a 20,000 Sq. Ft. Worship and education center. In 2011, he led the church in constructing its second building, the Transformation Place. Gethsemane Baptist Mission, starting with only 200 disciples, has developed into a congregation well over 2,000.
Dr. Riddick founded F.L.A.M.E., Inc., an organization that equips and nurtures pastors. He has distinctively served in numerous positions including President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and member of the Board of Trustees for Virginia Union University. Additionally, he was nominated for the Daily Press Newspaper’s Citizen Award in 2001 and received the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award in 2012. Dr. Riddick currently serves as the 40th President of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference.
What's Coming Up
Join Us At Some of The Upcoming Events
Join us at Gethsemane Church any Sunday for either the 8:00 AM or 10:00 AM for contemporary worship.
Hampton Ministers Conference
Meet us at the 104th Hampton Univ.Ministers’ Conference and the 84th Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop. June 3-8, 2018
Weekly mDisciple Courses
Each week Dr Riddick host a series of 30 minute Master Disciples Classes. Practical learning on Thursday’s at 12Noon or 6:30PM