Transformational Architect

Jeff Dixon

There are a number of words that have been used to describe Jeff Dixon…. some of them can be used in this biographical sketch.

Pastor

Jeff is the founder of Covenant Community Church, a prototype Southern Baptist Church located in Central Florida where he lives with his wife and two children. His role at Covenant is officially known as “Senior Equipping Minister” and he leads the preaching and teaching ministries of CCC. Covenant is a church that is “touching and changing the world with the love of Jesus.”

 

 

Educated

Jeff received his Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987.  Prior to that he graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1984 after he had taken a tour and sampled the courses offered at a few other state institutions. These institutions included Florida State University and the University of Central Florida.

 

Reverend

He was ordained in 1983 by Killarney Baptist Church of Winter Park, Florida.  He has served in several churches throughout Florida and Texas.  Whether ministering in the Metroplex of Texas, the beaches of South Florida, or in the Magical Kingdom of Central Florida, Jeff has led high-energy ministries focusing on training and developing believers in their journey of faith. He is seen and heard on-line in 138 countries each week, his teaching is viewed and downloaded by thousands each week, and the international ministry has continued to expand through the podcasts he teaches on.

Creative

Jeff believes strongly in maximizing his giftedness and encouraging others to use their gifts in ways that shine. Often that results in something that others call creative. However Jeff believes that we are created to be creative. Often that creativity has been seen in the celebration worship experiences at CCC, the variety of ways that a message is communicated, and the style of the ministry of Covenant and in the approach he takes in impacting the culture. In addition Jeff has worked in creative think tanks for entertainment and themed experience groups in the Central Florida area.

Encouraging

Jeff takes seriously his role of encouraging as he equips. Whether it is in preaching, teaching, or writing. He has been the featured conference speaker to a variety of groups in a number of environments. Community events, events for the Florida Baptist Convention, or speaking in a church setting he brings his unique style, flair, and approach to those moments. Jeff has also written two books and currently is under contract for number three. In addition he has written for Proclaim!, Illustrations, and Leadership for LifeWay publications. His work is seen at multiple on-line ministries that he is featured on. He is a strong believer that the church is supposed to be the shaper and molder of culture and encourages real people to make a difference in the real world.

Innovative

He is passionate about impacting the culture. Jeff has embraced the language of the culture, which he believes to be media. Using media in pioneering ways he has tried to develop resources that relate to the lives of people in ways they understand. A professor called Jeff a “cyber-spaceman” due to his boldness in trying to use technology in ways that many have neglected. The methodology and delivery is innovative while the message remains the same.

 

Relevant

Jeff has led people on an adventure where they have discovered that they can make a difference in the world. He doesn’t spend his energy looking for ways to program instead he looks for ways to be high impact in the world and with the groups he is trying to influence. His position as the Vice President of Christmas Dreams has allowed him the privledge of developing a themed resort experience designed exclusively for terminally ill children and their families. The reason is simple; because some children just can't wait for Christmas.

Leadership

Bold and effective are words used to describe Jeff as a leader. He is firmly committed to servant leadership and maximizing the talents and gifts within others unleashing them to fulfill their potential. Certified in leadership training from leadership groups across the country Jeff teaches, lives, and mobilizes people to be effective in being who they are created to be.



 



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