Faith-Based: Walter and Alicia Nick (Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s)
Walter and Alicia Nick were selected for the Governor’s Service Award in the 2021 Faith-Based category.
Walter V. Nick, Jr. was born in Annapolis, Maryland in June 1961. He was born into a military family and spent his early years traveling and living in different states and countries during his father’s different deployments in the U.S. Army. His family would eventually move to and settle in a community in Southern Anne Arundel County called Shadyside, Maryland.
Alicia M. Nick was born in Washington, DC in November 1961. Alicia was raised in Prince Georges County, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Walter graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. degree in Economics and a Behavior and Social Science Certificate in Afro-American Studies in 1983.
Walter and Alicia have been married for 36 ½ years and are the proud parents of Maria L. Nick and Maurice V. Nick. They were blessed to retire from the workforce in 2018, after working 36 and 38 years, respectively.
Walter attended Asbury UMC as a child, in Annapolis, MD, and in 1979 he joined the House of Prayer Church of God, No.1, in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Walter is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel and he has worked in many offices and served in different capacities at the church from grass cutting and church janitor to ushering and singing in many of the church choirs. He also teaches the weekly Bible Study Class at church, but now through the Zoom media platform.
Alicia has been active in the church her whole life, attending the church her father Pastored, the Apostolic Faith Church of God, in Croom, Maryland. There she also sang in the choirs and served in many offices: such as a Missionary visiting and praying for the sick and shut-in parishioners. She joins her husband weekly, as they keep two churches clean and sanitized during this time of Covid.
But most importantly, they live out their faith in the service they give in the church and just as important outside of the church. They initiated the food box distribution for needy families in their community, with the assistance of their Men’s Ministry they have given out over 1800 food boxes.
Currently, they are providing leadership and assistance to a church in their fellowshipping organization. Walter and Alicia have partnered with the Samaritan’s Purse organization and spearheaded an outreach called Christmas Child, where they pack shoeboxes full of gifts and toys for under-resourced children in impoverished countries.
Walter and Alicia started a weekly radio broadcast of hope, called “Walking By Faith Ministries.” This radio broadcast can be heard in the Richmond, VA, and the Pensacola, FL listening areas.
Watch their video on YouTube here!