Husband, father, Army veteran, former hospital chaplain, author, mentor, and business owner are some of the hats worn by Dexter Peggins Jr. Dexter’s personal mandate is to help people get clarity concerning their purpose, overcome life's what-ifs, and win in difficult situations. The diversity of his experiences makes him a sought-after speaker in the areas of leadership and personal development, and a trusted advisor for those dealing with life’s most crucial issues. 

Dexter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry, and a Master of Public Administration. He has authored two books; The Garden Experience and Perspective: 7 Stories from the Bible That will Impact Your Life and Leadership. Promoting the message of purposeful living and the power of a second chance, Dexter serves on a number of advisory boards, which include: 

· My Brother’s Keeper

· Department of Juvenile Justice

· Georgia Prison Re-entry Initiative

Along with Dominique Bond, Dexter, is the Co-Creator and Co-host of the When Men Open Up Show. When Men Open Up was created to address issues that men often struggle with in silence. The show airs on WYTV7 Christian Broadcasters Network.

Dexter and his wife, LaSandra, reside in Augusta, GA with their two young sons. In his free time he enjoys traveling, fishing, and reading.


"One of the primary skills that is required in order to work well with people is outstanding communication skills. Dexter is articulate in his speech and presents himself in a manner that is engaging and light hearted. His message is well constructed, containing gems and nuggets of life transforming information. Dexter is a Servant Leader and his life's mission and purpose is to lead other in being ALL that they have been created to be." ~ Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, M.Div,, BCC, CIC

"Dexter Peggins' understanding of who he is in Christ and what he is called to do was a breathe of fresh air to me as the senior pastor. Dexter brought insightful and intelligent solutions to assist the church leadership, which motivated them to be better leaders. His style of teaching created a hunger in the congregation which provoked the congregation to commit to taking greater Christian action in the community." ~ Carl Smalls Sr., Pastor, Restoration Worship Center

"Through life's highs and lows I have been consulted by Dexter because I trust him to express the honest truth with the perfect blend of compassion that demands action. I owe a great deal of credit, for my personal and professional business success, to Mr. Dexter Peggins. Thank you for sharing your gift of transformation!" ~ Alphonso Royal, CEO, ASKTECH

"Dexter has an innate ability to encourage others and to make a difference in their lives. Helped patients and families who were in need of direction to find resources, encouragement, to get a plan for life recovery and skill development. He has the ability to connect with clients and partner with them in their journey of self-discovery and personal empowerment.

If you are looking for a coach who is able to help you realize your hidden potential, enact a plan for positive change and help you discover your destiny, I highly recommend Dexter Peggins." ~ Mary Burks, M.Div., ACPE Supervisor.

Live a Life of Purpose, On Purpose! Dexter Peggins Jr. empowerment coach