Meet Our Pastor
REVEREND DR. MILTON L. HENDRICKS
Reverend Dr. Milton L. Hendricks is a dynamic leader, as well as a spirit- filled preacher and teacher. He firmly believes that no one person can do everything but each of us should do something because one person can make a difference. Rev. Hendricks is the son of the late John B. Hendricks and Mary E. (Credle) Hendricks. He is a native of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Rev. Hendricks is a product of the Atlantic City Public School System and received his secondary education at the Philadelphia College of Bible, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Carolina University of Theology. Rev. Hendricks also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College.
Rev. Hendricks has served with honor and distinction as the Pastor of Faith Baptist Church, Pleasantville, New Jersey for the past 38 years. Through the dynamic leadership of Rev. Hendricks, God has increased Faith Baptist Church numerically, spiritually, and financially. God has given Pastor Hendricks the vision for an expansion program as the needs of God’s people have increased over the years. Under his leadership 2 new edifices along with classroom space and administrative offices have been built and a house has been purchased to serve as Clothes Closet for the needy.
Rev. Hendricks served as the President of the Fellowship of Churches of Atlantic City and Vicinity for twelve years. He is the past moderator of Bethany Baptist Association of South Jersey, a member of the General Baptist Convention of New Jersey where he presently serves as Treasurer and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Pastor Hendricks is currently serving his twenty-seventh year as Chairman of the Pleasantville Housing Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caring Incorporated. He serves as a member of the Youth Service Commission of Atlantic County, serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic County United Way. He has received the distinction of a street dedicated in his honor: Rev. Dr. M. L. Hendricks Street, Pleasantville, NJ. He is a commissioner and Assistant Secretary of the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, Board member at Large for Stop The Violence of Atlantic County, Board member of the Pleasantville Police Foundation
Rev. Dr. Milton L. Hendricks has been married for the past 44 years to his former high school classmate, Estelle R. Brown. They are the proud parents of one daughter Minister Rayna K. Hendricks. He and his family were the recipients of the 1997 Family of the Year Award for Community Involvement presented by the Family Service Association of Atlantic County. Rev. Hendricks was a Recipient of the 2003 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from Atlantic County government.
Rev. Hendricks has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them are: Outstanding Young Man of America, The Deacon Bailey Dabney Jr., Humanitarian Award, Local 54 Outstanding Service Award, Excellence Award Pleasantville School District, Business & Professional Women’s Community Outstanding Service Award, General Baptist Convention of New Jersey Laymen’s Division Pastor of the Year Award, The Atlantic City Branch NAACP Outstanding Citizenship Award and Atlantic Care Community Service Award. Reverend Hendricks was the recipient of the George Lynn 2009 Volunteer of the year by Atlantic County United Way, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Achievement Award
His life’s motto is “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain”.