Chesapeake Conference churches added 545 new members in 2022 through baptism or profession of faith.
Dike will focus on youth and children’s ministries.
The Baltimore White Marsh church in Baltimore welcomed Hope Obioma Dike as their new associate pastor during the worship service on Oct. 9.
No stranger to the Baltimore White Marsh church, Dike has attended the congregation for years, serving as a lay ministry leader and active member. On Sabbath, the church expressed great enthusiasm in welcoming Dike to his new role as a full-time associate pastor.
“I am honored to have Hope as a partner in ministry,” says Diego Boquer, lead pastor. “He is humble, Spirit-filled, teachable, loyal, committed to the Gospel commission, and committed to his family. He is a modern-day Barnabas; he is truly a ‘son of encouragement,’ always uplifting people and helping them achieve their best for the Lord. The Baltimore White Marsh church is excited to see what the Lord will do through Pastor Hope Dike.”
Dike holds a Master of Arts in Religion from La Sierra University (Riverside, Calif.). Previous ministry roles include working as a volunteer pastor and literature evangelist and serving as the assistant national youth director for the North American Council of Eastern Nigerian Adventists.
Dike is excited to work with kids and young people and is passionate about evangelism.
“I am excited about what the Lord is doing in our church,” Dike says. “I look forward to what we will accomplish for God in our community through the various ministries we have in our church. I want our community to feel the impact of God’s blessings and providence through our church.”