Dexter was first diagnosed with Fanconi anemia at age 45, and received a transplant at Memorial Sloan Kettering in August 2021. Despite low white blood counts through late childhood into early adulthood, Dexter was able to serve in the United States Air Force. After his military service, he worked in the manufacturing industry for a number of years. He then pursued his degree in Business Administration and Ministry Leadership, and eventually transitioned into the business world. He now owns and manages his own businesses.
Dexter enjoys encouraging others, helping them overcome challenging obstacles, and sharing about his faith and health journey through ministry and speaking engagements. He's a proud descendant of Creek nation through his mother. His dream has always been to fly an airplane and to skydive, two goals he is currently pursuing! He lives in Georgia with his wife of 22 years, Mandy.