Rev. Raymond R. Hicks Scholarship Fund is in memory of an outstanding man of God, pastor, leader, and district superintendent in The Wesleyan Church.
Rev. Hicks was ordained into The Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1944 by Rev. George Davis. He served a total of 63 years in The Wesleyan Methodist Church. He pastored the Atlanta First Church for ten years (two five year tenures); his first tenure was between 1943 to 1948, and his second tenure from 1950 to 1955. He served on the Advisory Board (a.k.a. District Board of Administration) in the earlier years. He also served on the Boards of Southern Wesleyan University and Hephzibah Children’s Home.
Rev. Hicks worked in evangelism from 1948 to 1955. He preached in some of the largest Wesleyan Methodist Churches and camp meetings in America and The Free Methodist Church of North America. He preached and conducted seminars and conferences for The Salvation Army. In 1955 he planted and organized the Northside Wesleyan Church and served as pastor until elected Conference President (a.k.a. District Superintendent).
From 1961, he served the Georgia District in that capacity for 16 years. Rev. Hicks spent 21 years (1977 to 1996) as a General Evangelist. During that time, he served two years (1996 to 1998) as Supply Pastor for the Liberty Wesleyan Church in Hortense, Georgia.
Rev. Hicks went home to his eternal reward on Sunday - December 3, 2006.
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