Dealing Dope to Preaching Hope

In this episode, Milyce Pipkin interviews Dimas Salaberrios about his life and how the Lord took him from being a drug dealer to an influential man of God.

About the Contributors

Dimas Salaberrios

Dimas Salaberrios served as Senior Pastor of Infinity Bible Church for over 10 years, which he founded in partnership with Dr. Tim Keller and Redeemer City to City. As president of Concerts of Prayer Greater New York for 5 years, Pastor Dimas spearheaded the largest, most diverse force of pastors in a tri-state area comprised of over 5,000 churches mobilized across various denominational, ethnic and economic lines.  A missionary in the purest sense of the word, Pastor Dimas is often on-the-ground advancing the cause of Christ during the nation’s most pressing issues, as well as boldly proclaiming the gospel on every continent (with the exception of Antarctica).  A passionate and exciting speaker, Pastor Dimas’s humor and inspiring style has opened doors for him to appear on TBN, the Word Network, the 700 Club, CNN, Fox News, ABC World News Tonight, and NBC News as well as being featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Outreach magazine, and other publications.  Pastor Dimas holds a Master of Divinity degree from Alliance Theological Seminary and lives in the Bronx with his wife, Tiffany, and their two daughters, Dallas and Skylar. 

Milyce Pipkin

Milyce Kenny Pipkin (A.K.A., Dee Dee Sharp) is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a student at DTS, earning a master’s degree in Christian Education/Ministry to Women (2023) and an intern at the Hendricks Center under the Cultural Engagement Department. She holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Faulkner Christian University in Montgomery, Alabama. Pipkin/Sharp is a 30-year veteran news anchor, reporter, and Public Broadcast System talk-show host (The Aware Show with Dee Dee Sharp). Her accomplishments include working in various markets along the east coast including Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina as well as Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. She also worked as a public representative for the former Alabama Governor, (Don Siegelman), House Ways and Means Chairman, (Representative John Knight) and the Mobile County Personnel Board. Pipkin/Sharp has received several broadcasting news awards throughout her career in the secular world but is now fully committed to the rewards of sharing the Gospel.  


She is happily married to the love of her life (Roy Pipkin, Retired Army). Together they have five children and ten grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and seeing God’s glory in her story along the way in the things she does, the people she meets and the places she goes.