Pastor Roosevelt Dickens
First Lady Maggie Dickens

Pastor Roosevelt Dickens

Roosevelt Dickens was born to Samuel and Eunice Dickens in Tarboro, North Carolina as one of eighteen children.  In November 1964, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and was baptized at Corinth Baptist Church.  He entered the United States Marine Corp and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968.  Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he was awarded two purple hearts.

He married Maggie R. Plemmer in March 1969 and from this union came one daughter, Tryphenia.  In 1972, Rev. Dickens was called to preach at Corinth and elected as Pastor in 1973 after the passing of former Pastor Levester T. Rice.

In 1963, he graduated from Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.  He completed his Masters degree at Penn State and received his Doctor of Divinity degree from the Universal Bible Institute in Tennessee.

Some of his favorite scriptures are Study to show thyself approved (II Timonty 2:15), No weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17) and Fear not for I am with you (Isaiah 41:10).

First Lady Maggie Dickens

First Lady Maggie Dickens was born in Tarboro, North Carolina to Percy and Ella Mae Plemmer.  After attending Fayetteville State University, she relocated to Washington, D.C. and later joined Corinth Baptist Church at its location on 908 M Street, NW.  She learned to play the piano by ear at an early age and currently serves as Corinth's main pianist.

She married Roosevelt Dickens on March 15, 1969 and from this union came a daughter, Tryphenia.  In December 2005, Pastor and First Lady were proud to witness the marriage of their daughter to Prince Palmer, and overjoyed at the arrival of their grandson Ryan.

First Lady Maggie, who is also a Missionary, has a patient, gentle spirit and is involved in numerous ministries.  A former nursery school teacher, her gift is her love for all children and she is often seen surrounded by them after service.  She offers positive words of encouragement and her "special ministry" includes providing each child with the resources to purchase items at Corinth's Canteen.

Whether teaching Sunday School, creating activities for Vacation Bible School, or working with the Missionaries, she is never too busy to share her stories of God's goodness or join in prayer for the healing of a loved one.  Her favorite scripture is I Samuel 30:8 which reads ". . . Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all."

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