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22nd Birthday Celebration of Pastor William O. Hickman III


Please come join us at the relevant Christian Baptist Church on October 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 22nd birthday of our Pastor and First Lady, the Reverend and Mrs. William O. Hickman III.

The Reverend Rosetta Stewart, pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington will be the guest pastor and the choir of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church will provide the music for this celebration.

Reverend Stewart was the daughter of the late Deaconess Leatha Stewart and the late Deacon Dennie Stewart. She was educated in the Covington public school system, graduating from Covington High School (Class of 1968) and the former Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (Class of 1970. After leaving Covington, Reverend Stewart graduated her bachelor’s degree in psychology (class of 1975), a master’s degree in international relations (class of 1981), and completed her doctoral studies, all from the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Divine intervention led her to Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC, where she received her Master of Divinity degree (class of 2003).

Reverend Stewart was licensed to preach in 2003 and received her ordination certificate in 2004 from the Metropolitan Baptist Church (formerly of Washington, D.C.) under the pastorate of the current Senior Servant, Reverend Dr. H. Beecher Hicks , Jr.

In 2018, Reverend Stewart became the associate pastor of First Baptist Church under the pastorate of Reverend Willie Cannon. Pastor Stewart became pastor of the historic First Baptist Church in 2021.