Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, II

Dwight Shawrod Riddick, II was reared in Hampton, Va. With a passion for teaching, empowering, and training Dwight Shawrod Riddick uses his unique gift of bridging gaps bbetween cultures to maximize the potential of those around him. He is the husband of Dr. Jennell Whitfield Riddick and they are the proud parents of Dwight III and Jasmine.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as a lettered student athlete (Basketball) at James Madison University (JMU), a M. Div. from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, a Doctorate of Ministry in Homiletics from Chicago Theological Seminary and is a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach. He is humbled to have been chosen as a 2018 Stybery Preaching Fellow Peer Group Facilitator at Garret Theological Seminary at Northwestern University.

While attending JMU he became one of the six founders of JMU Impact Movement, a minority ministry affiliated with the International ministry Campus Crusade for Christ. He served as the ministry leader and founder of a spirit led and growing ministry named Crowned Ministries International (CMI). CMI is dedicated to maximizing the potential of youth and young adults on multiple college and high school campuses. He served as youth and young adult Pastor on staff at the Gethsemane Baptist Church of Newport News, VA. God then blessed him to minister 13 years as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Franklin, VA. He is now privileged to experience God do great things as the Senior Pastor of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Va.

Pastor Riddick is an adjunct professor at Paul D Camp Community College as a religion instructor, an author and a proud and active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. As a published author, Dwight Shawrod, mentors and provides both leadership and life coaching as a founding member of Crowned Ministries International Leadership Coaching (CMI-LC Inc.) and a certified John Maxwell Team speaker and coach. He has been leading workshops globally with authorized John Maxwell & customized unique curricula. He currently serves as the President of the Franklin and Vicinity Ministers Alliance and on the General Board of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia.

Standing on the word of God as stated in Phillippians 2:14 which says “Do everything without complaining or arguing” and Phillippians 4:11 which states “….I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation…” He says, that God has been too good to him for him to complain. So he is dedicated to helping others maximize the potential while on their mission to see Jesus. Stay connected at or FB, IG, or Twitter /dsriddick2.