Dickens earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s of Public Administration in Economic Development at Georgia State University. He is a deacon at New Horizon Baptist Church, the church he grew up attending, and has a 16-year-old daughter who splits time between Dickens and his former wife.
He is 47 and lives in Collier Heights. Dickens graduated from Mays High School and was born and raised in the Adamsville community. He is the youngest of two children.