"And I will give you shepherds according to My heart,
who will feed you with knowledge and understanding."
Jeremiah 3:15 (NKJV)
Pastor Robert L. Dickie II was born and grew up in the Pontiac, Michigan area and served at churches in Flint, Michigan as a Youth Pastor; Midland, Michigan as an Associate Pastor, and Senior Pastor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Pastor Dickie has served as the Senior Pastor at Berean Baptist Church since 1982. He has written and critiqued numerous articles for Christian publications, written extensively for private and group study and is also a published author. Three of his books include "A Biblical Perspective of Wealth", "What the Bible Teaches About Worship" and "Living For Jesus". These books and others by Pastor Dickie can be found at emmausroadpress.com.
Pastor Dickie served for many years on the Board of Evangelical Press (EP) and traveled the globe as a conference speaker and representative of EP. He continues his evangelistic and teaching ministry around the world. He and his wife, Mary, have five children. He has led many mission trips to India where he has ministered to the people of India in Bible conferences, evangelistic meetings and working with orphans in teaching them the Word of God. Pastor Dickie has also preached in South Africa, Canada, UK, Russia, Brazil, India, and Israel.
The goal of Pastor Dickie’s ministry here at Berean is to create a thriving spiritual fellowship, knitting together the people of the church as a loving family of brothers and sisters in Christ with an open door to the surrounding community. His fervent desire is that the presence of Christ would permeate the lives and service of the members and that there would always be a spirit of love, compassion, and understanding among them as they seek to encourage and build each other up in the faith. In his words, Pastor Dickie says, “I long to see our people growing in holiness and becoming more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that we would have an earnest desire to see others come to the saving knowledge of God. It is my hope that people in the surrounding communities will know that truly, God is among us. I pray that we will become a church that exalts Jesus Christ and stands as a light on a hill in this community – a place of peace for those in confusion, and a place of hope for the hopeless. My invitation to you is found in Psalm 34:3, ‘O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.’ ”