Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr., Pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Newport News, VA, Elected President of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference

Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr., Pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Newport News, VA, Elected President of the Hampton University Ministers' Conference

Reverend Dr. Dwight Riddick, Sr. is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. He’s the son of Mr. WillieRiddick and the late Mrs. Gertie Riddick. He is married to Vera E. Riddick, also of Chesapeake. They are the proud parents of a son, Rev. Dwight Shawrod Riddick, Jr., a daughter Mrs. Tiffany M. Foreman. The family has been blessed to welcome and expand to include an awesome daughter in law, Rev Jenell Riddick and a wonderful son in law Mitchell Foreman. In 1982, Pastor Riddick graduated from Norfolk State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1991, he received a Master of Divinity from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. In 2005, he earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University. He currently serves as Vice President of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and is the former President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia. Dr. Riddick serves as an evangelist and a facilitator of workshops and seminars in church leadership and stewardship. He also contributed to the development of published materials for the Baptist General Convention of Virginia’s “Heritage Series.”In May 1985, God called him to lead the Gethsemane Baptist Church, where he has served for 27 years. He formerly served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dendron, Virginia. Under his leadership, Gethsemane has grown tremendously.

He has successfully led Gethsemane Baptist Church in starting and maintaining the operation of Bright Beginnings Learning and Child Care Center as well as the establishment of a Christian Academy. Under his leadership Gethsemane Baptist Church has successfully completed phase 1 of a new sanctuary. Our current location is known as The Transformation Place where we will work diligently with God leading us, to begin to transform the lives of all the people that God blesses us to be able to meet. We are building disciples for the future so that they will one day minister to the masses about the goodness of Jesus Christ. Through the word of God that our Pastor delivers with conviction, power and clarity we have already began to experience the transformation of the lives of others, broken pieces are being replaced by wholeness, the sick are being healed as God just shows himself mightily through this visionary Pastor. There is more work for us to do. We embrace that knowledge and look forward to more souls being gained for the Kingdom of God as our Pastor has a true heart for his people and is 100% about Kingdom Business. Our current complex will facilitate our ministries and community outreach programs throughout Hampton Roads and beyond.

So on Sunday morning if you are a visitor please feel free after any one of the service 7:30, 9:30 or 11:30, to take a minute and meet this wonderful man of God that will help you fully understand who you are in Christ and exactly just how important that knowledge is to your present and future.

Through Pastor we at GBC Transformation Place have “Learned to know the bible for ourselves and we know that God’s love was always there. He will never leave me nor forsake me; just turn it over to him and leave it all at the altar.” We walk in Victory….

Coming Soon The New Website for Reverend Dr. Dwight Riddick Sr. Pastor. To go to the site and bookmark it for later go here

Dr.  Riddick brings God’s word to the body of christ with clarity, conviction, and power. Pastor believes in teaching and preaching the word of God to his congregation weekly so that we fully understand the word of God for ourselves. Hope you enjoy it and listen as Pastor preaches on the Second Time, Powerful and Truth.

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  1. I was sure happy to thank you finally after all these years for coming to pray with my patient.Even though you dont remember doing it .it was the best day I have had in a long time .everyone was so friendly. Loved meeting your daughter .wish I could have met your wife and son

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