Bishop Roy Dixon Bio
Bishop Roy Dixon, D. D.
Roy Dixon accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at the age of 12, and received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in Toomsboro, Georgia. As a young man he was very active in the church and received many accolades in church and in school for public speaking and demonstrating acting talents.
He was the President and Valedictorian of his senior high school class, and he graduated with honors. He majored in Liberal Arts and Business Administration at the University of Connecticut, Los Angeles City College and the University of California at Los Angeles.
In 1973 Brother Dixon answered God’s call to the ministry and was ordained by the late
Bishop S. M. Crouch. At the same time he was ordained, Bishop Crouch also assigned him to Pastor Val Verde Church in the Saugus-Newhall area near Magic Mountain.
During the mid-1960s Entrepreneur Dixon owned and operated a number of Dixon Burger restaurants. A serious car accident and extended recuperation cause the collapse of that chain. He then began working for Taco Bell Corporation in increasingly responsible positions. When he was transferred to San Diego, he served as Area Trainer and National Area Manager. In 1978 Restaurateur Dixon franchised his first Taco Bell Restaurant in Otay Mesa. With the help of two partners, Otay Mesa Corporation at one time owned 12 franchises.
Elder Dixon and his family joined Greater Jackson Memorial Church Of God In Christ, where he served the late Bishop J. A. Blake, Sr. as Administrative Assistant and Church Administrator.
In 1985, Elder Dixon was led to establish Faith Chapel Church Of God In Christ. That December, Pastor Dixon met with twenty individuals in the Otay Mesa corporate offices, and they agreed that they too felt the call of God to join this new endeavor.
Faith Chapel grew from the initial twenty members to a very diverse and talented group of worshippers. They quickly acquired land and built an edifice at, 4999 Holly Drive, a 12,000 square foot facility which helped to revitalize the surrounding community. Approximately 1,500 members graced the new facility which also housed a Charter School and was very involved in various Welfare to Work programs.
Never one to settle into a comfortable rut, Superintendent Dixon established the Faith Fellowship of San Diego; the Fellowship endeavored to reach out to disenfranchised Pastors who were not affiliated with any Jurisdiction. As word of the Fellowship spread, there was interest from both affiliated and non-affiliated Pastors. Superintendent Dixon accepted with humility all those who wished to help with this new work. New Ministries and Congregations were established; and in April 2000, the Presiding Bishop and General Board of the Church Of God In Christ accepted this work and established Bishop Dixon as the Prelate of the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FOURTH ECCLESIASTICAL JURISDICTION.
Bishop Dixon believes that God blesses us to be a blessing to others. A very brief summary of some of his many community and civic activities:
- Board Member, San Diego Organizing Project
- Board Member, Pacific Institute of Community Organizations
- Board Member, California and San Diego Restaurant Associations
- Board Member, All Congregations Together
- Commissioner and Hearing Officer, San Diego County Civil Service Commission
- Board Member and Past President, San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Convention Planner, Auxiliaries in Ministry Summer Conventions
As his responsibilities of Bishop increased, he resigned from the pastorate of Faith Chapel to devote himself to the rigorous schedule of Bishop. His untiring commitment to encourage and lead activities for the benefit of disenfranchised people has propelled him in the position of Bishop and he has become a source of inspiration for many in and outside of the church.
In December 2013, Bishop Dixon was called to Pastor Greater Woodlawn Park Church Of God In Christ, located in Chula Vista, CA.
Bishop Dixon has been married for over 40 years to Starrie Dixon. They are the parents of three adults, Royce, Rhonda, Dominic and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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