Rev. Ivan Douglas Hicks
Senior Minister/Servant at First Baptist Church North Indianapolis
Dr. Ivan Douglas Hicks has served as the Senior Minister of the historic First Baptist Church North Indianapolis, Indiana since April of 1999. Prior to moving to Indianapolis, Pastor Hicks served as assistant to Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. at his home church, Metropolitan Baptist Church, in Washington, D.C. He served the prior three years, from 1994 through 1997, as Executive Minister/Chief Operating Officer at Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where Congressman William H. Gray, III served as the Senior Minister. In August of 2003, Dr. Hicks was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in African American Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rev. Hicks graduated from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where he received a Master of Divinity Degree in 1994. He is also a proud alum of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he was a campus leader and community organizer, and was elected and remains the President of the Morehouse Class of 1991.