Dwight Shawrod Riddick, II was reared in Hampton, VA. He enjoys meeting and learning from diverse people. With a passion for teaching, empowering, and training DS Riddick uses his unique gift of bridging gaps between cultures to maximize the potential of those around him. He is married to Rev Jennell Whitfield Riddick and they have two children Dwight III, and Jasmine.
As a product of Hampton public school systems. He graduated from Phoebus High School with honors, earned a Bachelor of Science in Computers Science as a lettered a student athlete (Basketball) at James Madison University (JMU), an M.Div from Virginia Union University and is a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach.
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 campuses. He served as youth and young adult Pastor on staff at the Gethsemane Baptist Church of Newport News, VA. Since Christmas of 2005 he has been privileged to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Franklin, VA.
He serves as an adjunct professor at Paul D Camp Community College as a religion instructor and is a proud and active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. DS mentors and provides both leadership and life coaching as a founding member of Crowned Ministries International Leadership Coaching (CMI-LC Inc) with authorized John Maxwell & customized curriculum.
Standing on the word of God as stated in Philippians 2:14 which says, “Do everything without complaining or arguing,” and Philppians 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.