Anthony grew up in Griffin, graduated from Griffin High School, attended Fort Valley State College on a football scholarship, and later transferred to Mercer University. He earned his bachelor's degree while attending college full time; he went to work in the public school system as a paraprofessional and later as a teacher teaching middle grades at Cowan Road Middle School.
However, Anthony wasn't satisfied with earning a bachelor's degree. Instead, he put his sights on earning an MBA. Which he did from Strayer University, where he graduated Magna Cum Lauda.
Anthony has three children Xzavier, Christopher, and Ebony Dickson. He also has three grandsons, Aydin, Brycen, and Christopher Dickson, Jr.
Anthony enjoys reading, spending time with his family, and fishing.