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About Dr. Don Hicks



Over 40 Years of Experience as a Pastor, Professor, and as a Complex Church Conflict & Crisis Mediation

Over 25 years of Experience Investigating, Mediating Complex Church Conflict, Church Crisis Consulting, and is an Intentional Interventionalist in issues that churches and church leadership are facing today and guides them to Biblical Solutions


Over 20 Years of Experience Helping, Encouraging, Coaching, Consulting, Ministering Pastors, and Church Leadership


Over 20 Years of Experience Consulting Churches, Church Leadership, and Church Leaders in Church Health


Over 20 Years of Experience in Personal, and Professional Crises Pastors Face, Including Forced Termination


Over 20 Years of Experience in Conflict Prevention, Intervention, and Mediation with individuals, couples, families, businesses, and church leadership


Dr. Hicks is the Founder/Present of Church Health Solutions LLC. In the process of being approved as 501 non-profit statuses. He has been in the ministry for over forty years as a Senior Pastor of various sizes of churches, church planter, bi-vocational, transitional pastor, missionary, university, and seminary professor. He has coached and ministered to thousands of pastors who have experienced a personal or professional crisis.


Dr. Hicks is an author, pastor, professor, conference speaker and has hosted and appeared on radio and television. Former Assistant teacher for the Thomas Road Baptist Church Pastors Bible Class aired on TV weekly. Former Director of The Peaceful Church Institutive Church Law Institute. Dr. Hicks’s Experience uniquely qualifies him as one of the leading authorities on complex church conflict mediation and resolution, church health, pastor termination, complex church crisis, and the transitional pastor ministry. Hundreds of churches and church leaders have been encouraged with his coaching, consulting, mediation, Christian conciliation skills to strengthen the health of their church.


Dr. Hicks has preached and taught across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Fiji Islands, American, and Western Samoa, Greece, South America, and other countries in SBC churches, Associational, State Conventions, and seminaries, as well as served on Local, State and National SBC Committees. SBC Minister Relations association for 5 years. Expert consultant for Lifeway Research Project, Why Pastors Leave the Ministry Before Retirement- National Study by LifeWay Research.


Mission trips to minister to Syrian Refugees in Macedonia, Greece, and Germany. Taught Iranian leaders in Biblical Discipleship and ministry. Preached in several churches in Germany. Taught The pastor Navigating Church Conflict one week intensive in Bonn Germany at Bielseminar


Dr. Hicks Dissertation has been downloaded over 29,000 times in 153 countries. It is informative and helpful in regard to your ministry and church: Donald Quentin Hicks (2010) A Study of the Conflicts within Churches that Lead to the Termination of Pastors within the Southern Baptist Convention, Accompanied by a Proposal of Preventive and Interventional Solutions, Click Here


Sermons and teaching by Dr. Don Hicks


Dr. Adrian Rogers ordained Don to the ministry, was his mentor friend, and served for two years as a pastoral intern at Bellevue Baptist Church.


Dr. Hicks holds a B.S. degree from Liberty University, M.Div. from Mid-Western Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D. Min from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional training at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Diploma Pastoral Counseling Institute Liberty University.


He is a certified SBC Transitional Pastor and has served 15 churches in this capacity.


Certified Christian Conciliation (Institute for Christian Conciliation, Peacemakers Ministries), Certificate in Managing Church Conflict (Peacemakers Ministries)


Don is taking steps to become a certified RW360 Advanced RW Conciliator. Ken Sande has included Don on the list for Christian conciliation providers Don recommends that every pastor, elder, deacon, church member, and Christian sign up for the course on Relational Wisdom


Dr. Hicks has been teaching for over 15 years for Liberty University John W Rawlings School of Divinity as an Online Assistant Professor of Practical Studies and seven years as a residential Assistant Professor of Practical Studies for Preaching, Preventing Ministry Failure, Pastoral Theology, Pastoral Leadership, Transitional Pastor, and The Pastor: Navigating and Resolving Church Conflict, among other course’s (undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels) He serves as a doctoral candidate mentor and Subject Matter Expert for two courses. Former Director of the Office of Church Health and Church Relations at Liberty University. Former Associate Dean of Liberty University Home Bible Institute.


Sermons and teaching by Dr. Don Hicks


Dr. Hicks has been married to his high school sweetheart Tricia for 43 years. They have 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law and a grandson. They make their home in Forest, Virginia.



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