Dwight is an indigene of North Wilmington. He was in the first graduating class of Concord High School and is a U of DE ‘Blue Hen.’ Competitive sports, particularly football and baseball, occupied life in younger years. The Navigators on the UD campus first discipled him to walk intimately with Christ.
His degree in mechanical engineering and God’s providence led him to employment in Connecticut and a home church which encouraged him to do formal theological studies in South Carolina. There, Dwight received double blessing from the Lord: a calling to cross cultural gospel ministry and a like-minded life partner, Miriam.
Dwight and Miriam have served as Bethel missionaries to Africa, largely Nigeria, for 30 years. Formal Theological education, training church leaders, inflames Dwight’s ministry passions. He travels still to Africa on assignment with Africa-based ACTEA (Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa) and to teach at seminaries. Dwight served as an Assistant Pastor in NJ before he and Miriam first departure for Nigeria with their three children, all of whom had happy childhoods in Nigeria.
Dwight enjoys the splendor of God’s creation in pristine outdoor settings and learning at historical sites, both in the U.S. and abroad. He works out regularly at the ‘Y’ so that he might keep up with his four active grandchildren who know him as ‘Baba.’