Daylon & Lynda Hicks first began in missions in 1967. They worked with African-Americans, both before and after a seventeen-year ministry in Haiti. While in Haiti, Bro. Hicks translated the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs into the Haitian Creole language, as well as establishing local, indigenous churches. Bro. Hicks has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from The American Baptist College and Seminary.
One of their burdens in recent years, has been the lack of mission personnel.
Another burden is that two-thirds of the world's population is closed to traditional missions, either because the country is closed or ethnic groups are closed to missions. These burdens directed them to start challenging people to pray specifically for individual countries. They also developed a prayer guide that guides in praying for the entire world throughout the year. They encourage people to print out the prayer guide and to use it to pray for the world, so that the gospel may reach into all those thousands of people groups around the world.
After 58 years of marriage and almost 50 years in the ministry, on Sunday, April 23, Lynda went home to be with the Lord after suffering a stroke weeks earlier.
Lynda was well loved by many people in many different states. She was a faithful wife and mother. There were many difficult times through the years, and although many would have given up or complained, she did neither. Whatever the situation called for, she was there supporting her husband.
If you would like to Bro. Hicks, you may reach them at the address listed below:
Dr. Daylon Hicks
Lord of the Harvest Ministries
26 Deer Haven Lane
Monticello, FL 32344
ph. 850.997.8861 - cell 850.445.1378
Central Baptist Church
17017 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70819-3806
Dr. G.B. Buchanan, Pastor