Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction
Church of God in Christ
Fourth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction
with Bishop Roy Dixon, DD Jurisdictional Prelate
ABOUT BISHOP ROY DIXON
During the Mid 1960s Entrepreneur Dixon owned and operated a number of Dixon Burger restaurants. A serious accident and extended recuperation cause the demise of the chain. He then began working for Taco Bell Corporation in increasingly responsible positions. 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.
When he was transferred to San Diego, he served as Area Trainer and National Area Manager. Elder Dixon and 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, Pastor Dixon was led to establish a church; in December of that year, twenty people met in the Otay Mesa corporate offices and agreed that they, too, felt the call of God to affiliate themselves with this new endeavor. Bishop Nathaniel Jones, who at that time was Jurisdictional Assistant to Bishop McKinney, was asked to be present as advisor and a source of guidance.
Faith Chapel has grown from the initial twenty members to approximately 1,500 members. A very diverse and talented group of worshippers, they quickly acquired land and built the edifice that now occupies, 4999 Holly Street, a 12,000 square foot facility which has helped to revitalize the surrounding community. The Church now houses a Charter School and is very involved in various Welfare to Work components.
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 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 accepted this work and established 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:
1. Board Member, San Diego Organizing Project
2. Board Member, Pacific Institute of Community Organizations
3. Board Member, California and San Diego Restaurant Associations
4. Board Member, All Congregations Together
5. Commissioner and Hearing Officer, San Diego County Civil Service Commission
6. Board Member and Past President, San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau
7. Convention Planner, Auxiliaries in Ministry Summer Conventions
Bishop Roy Dixon is the Jurisdictional Prelate of over 30 churches throughout Southern California and in the country of Belize, Central America, and Ghana West Africa.
Bishop Dixon has been married for over 40 years to Sister Starrie Dixon. They are the parents of three adults, Royce, Rhonda, Dominic and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Roy Dixon accepted the Lord at the age of 12 in Toomsboro, Georgia; he also received the Baptism of the Holy, Ghost. As a young man he was always very active in the church and received many accolades both in church and school for public speaking and demonstrating acting talents.
He graduated with honors and was President and Valedictorian of his senior class. He attended classed 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 Elder 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.