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Delbert W. Baker, PH.D.,,


Delbert W. Baker is a Seventh-day Adventist minister, author, educator, and administrator. He is currently a vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Early Life

Delbert Wayne Baker was born in 1953 in Oakland, California, to Paul and Amelia Christian Baker. Paul Baker (1923–2001) served a distinguished military career while Amelia (1931) is a retired educator and poet. Baker has five siblings: Chi Ezenwa, an international trade specialist, entrepreneur and author; Wrenda Gallien, a retired psychiatrist, professor and entrepreneur; Phyllip, an airline administrator and real estate agent; Yvette, a psychiatrist and neurologist; and Paxton Baker, President of BETJ, Centric and Vice President of BET Digital Networks and husband of the former Rachel Stuart.

Baker left home at 14 and traveled widely during his youth, attending schools across the United States and the Caribbean. In 1975 he graduated from Oakwood University, a Seventh-day Adventist HBCU in Huntsville, Alabama with a BA in Ministerial Theology. While at Oakwood he held the position of president of his class twice.


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