Scott Dickison, Senior Pastor

Scott Dickison was called to serve as Senior Pastor of Northminster in the summer of 2023 after serving as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia for almost 11 years. He has also served congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. After graduating with his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, Scott served for two years in the AmeriCorps, working for a small Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the Mississippi Delta. He earned his Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2010, completing a unit of CPE at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He is currently in the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Queen’s University in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a concentration in poetry.

Scott is a regular contributor for the Reflections daily devotional series through Next Sunday Resources, and has contributed to Eavesdropping on the Most Segregated Hour: A City’s Clergy Reflect on Racial Reconciliation, and True Colors: Stories of Baptist Inclusion, He has served in a variety of leadership capacities for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on both the state and national levels, as well as steering committees and boards for a number of organizations, including the New Baptist Covenant, OneMacon 2.0, the Macon Action Plan, and the Clergy Council for Racial and Economic Justice through the office of the Macon-Bibb Mayor. 

Scott enjoys running trails, Wake Forest athletics, Chicago Cubs baseball, and slow mornings. He is married to Audrey, who is an artist, and together they have three young sons, Billy, Sidney, and Mac, and a birddog named Moose, who is a good boy.



Lesley Ratcliff, Associate Pastor for Children and Adults

Lesley Ratcliff serves as Associate Pastor for Children and Adults, a role she transitioned to after serving seven years as Associate Pastor for Children. Before coming to Northminster in 2011, Lesley spent several years in Exile (also known as Texas) while completing her Masters of Divinity at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, before returning to her Mississippi roots. Before attending Truett Seminary, Lesley graduated from Mississippi College with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a minor in Secondary Education. When she is not at Northminster, Lesley can be found spending time with her husband, Brock, and their daughters, Marlow and Mary Alden, working algebra problems for fun, reading children’s literature, and trying to be a runner.

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