Rev. Wicker is an
ordained pastor who serves a growing Naples church, and also a pastor who specializes in
With a Masters Degree from the Divinity School of Duke University, Dr Wicker
also holds a Ph.D from the University of North Carolina specializing in Marriage
and the Family. In addition to performing hundreds of wedding ceremonies in settings of the church or other venues chosen
by couples, Dr. Wicker has led seminars for pastors on preparing couples for marriage, led numerous marriage enrichment
retreats, and written a best seller, Preparing Couples for Marriage, now in its third printing.
Dr. Wicker's Best Seller:
Rev. Dr. Les Wicker
Dr. Wicker is the
author of the best seller, "Preparing Couples for Marriage".
This book has been used throughout the U S and Canada as as a comprehensive resource for pastors in their preparatory
work with couples planning to be married. It is designed to assist both couples and pastors in all aspects of marital and
wedding preparation. This sourcebook has been endorsed not only by numerous pastors who use it as a guide for the couples
they marry, but also by such church leaders as United Methodist bishops and seminary presidents.
"It is rewarding
to participate both in the planning and the celebration of marriage services. The pastor is unique in his/her position of
getting to know couples and has an already built-in relation of trust simply through the pastoral role. Couples are anxious
to meet with the pastor and to begin the process of planning. They sometimes approach the initial meeting with uneasiness,
not knowing what to expect, yet with a sense of anticipation as they look forward to getting the process underway. Often lasting
relationships are formed between the pastor and the couple, and I have found that couples truly treasure this special bond."
Rev. Les Wicker
Preparing Couples for Marriage
My best to you as you prepare not only for a beautiful wedding, but also for your journey through life
Rev. Les Wicker
"...and they shall become one flesh."