Dr. Larry Dickens


Associate Professor of Church Music

Gay T. and Haskell A. Duncan Professor of Church Music

  • BME, Campbell University
  • MDiv CM, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Additional Studies, Westminster Choir College

Larry Dickens has served as a minister of music for over thirty years in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. For 15 years before joining the full-time faculty at the Divinity School, he led the music ministry of Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC where he oversaw the work of twenty-two music groups and the Snyder Music Academy. He has been an adjunct instructor of worship and church music here at Campbell for six years.


Dr. Dickens has served as a guest conductor with the Anderson Symphony, Beaufort Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, The Fayetteville Symphony, and is the founding director of the Snyder Orchestra. Choirs under his direction have toured in over 20 states and have taken music/mission trips to England, Trinidad & Tobago, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland.  He has also served as the director of the North Carolina Baptist All State Youth Choir. He currently serves as part-time minister of music for Hayes Barton Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC.


He is married to Gail Dickens who teaches in the Academically Gifted program of Cumberland County Schools. They have one daughter who is a graduate of Campbell University Divinity School.


  • Office Location: Administrative Offices, Butler Chapel
  • E-Mail: dickensl@campbell.edu
  • Phone: 1-800-760-9827, ext. 1680