Dikkon Eberhart is the son of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet laureate of the United States Richard Eberhart. He grew up surrounded by the great writers of the mid- to late- 20th century. He holds an MDiv. and an MA as well as a PhD in religion and art from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
Dikkon and his wife, Channa, have four grown children and two grandchildren, and they currently make their home in a small Maine coastal town, where their Baptist community recently honored Dikkon by electing him a deacon and a church board member.