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Sherman Gregory Hicks, American pastor. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1973. Named One of Outstanding Young Men in American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974; recipient Alumni Citation, Wittenberg University, 1993.

Background

Hicks, Sherman Gregory was born on June 22, 1946 in Brooklyn. Son of Charles Senior and Sarah Mae (Rollins) Hicks.

Education

Bachelor, Wittenberg University, 1968. Master of Divinity, Hamma School Theology, 1973. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Carthage College, 1988.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Elmhurst College, 1989. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Wittenberg University, 1990.

Career

Pastor Concordia Lutheran Church, Buffalo, 1973-1977. Co-pastor Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, East Orange, New Jersey, 1977-1979. Assistant to bishop Illinois Synod, Lutheran Church American, Chicago, 1979-1987.

Bishop Metropolitan Chicago Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, 1988-1995. Senior pastor First Trinity Lutheran Church, Washington, 1996—2003. Mission director division outreach Evangelical Lutheran Church American, since 2003.

President of board Third World Social Services, 1998. Board directors Mission Resource Institute.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1973.

Membership

President Interfaith Council for Homeless, Chicago, 1988, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome National Interfaith Network, 1991. Trustee Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1988, National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Fund, 1997. Board directors Lutheran Social Services Illinois, 1988-1995, Bethphage, Omaha.

Member Council Religious Leaders, Chicago, 1988-1995. Board directors Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Community, Lutheran Housing Services, Lutheran Services in American.

Connections

Married Anna Marie Peck, September 12, 1970 (divorced). Children: Andrea, Geoffrey, Christopher.

father:
Charles Senior Hicks

mother:
Sarah Mae (Rollins) Hicks

spouse:
Anna Marie Peck

child:
Andrea Hicks

child:
Geoffrey Hicks

child:
Christopher Hicks