Pastor Dietra Wise Baker was born in Nyack, New York. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Washington DC and a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. and her Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Preaching from Aquinas Institute Theology, St. Louis, MO. Her thesis was entitled: "Can Anything Good Come from Nazareth, A Womanist Hermeneutic of Preaching-Not Just For Black Women."
She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dietra has spent over a decade serving adolescent youth in chaplaincy, churches, and community organizations across the country.
Dietra is a bi-vocational planter and has been the Chaplain at Lakeside Residential Center since July 2005, and St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center Chaplain since 2009. She planted Liberation Christian Church (DOC) in April 2009 seeking to create a church that frees lives and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. Pastor Dietra loves to dance, sing, and teach and is married to Cornell R. Baker and they have a beautiful daughter Alexis Baker.