Michael Dixon is the founding lead pastor of Flourish City Church, a new church plant in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Flourish City Church is a church with a global vision to impact our community, state, nation, and planet. We are in Phase I of a III Phase Vision. Upon graduation and ordination at Christ for the Nations (CFNI), he went on to serve in six churches over a span of 30 years. He served in various positions in locations on the east coast, west, mid-west, and in the southwest. Michael and his wife, Tanya, have been married 18 years.
Position: Co-LEM (Co-Executive Overseer of Launch – Essential Ministries)
Areas of Responsibility: I get to pour into and oversee the Ministry Staff using MQR (Monitor, Quality Control (aka Kingdom excellence), and Refinement) as called for in the FCC Vision. I am also blessed to lead in ministry policy development of our Flourish Serve & Flourish CFNI Liaison and Internship Program
Family: I have been married to Jennifer since 1993. I have four amazing daughters: Kathryn, Ashley, Taylor and Emily.
What I enjoy in my free time: I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy a good movie, and golf.
What has had the greatest impact upon me personally since Jesus entered my heart and life: The men that God has put in my life to keep me grounded and pointed in the right direction.
The part(s) of the Flourish City Church vision that stands out most to me: Just how detailed our Vision is and how there is a place for everyone to flourish
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from University of West Georgia; Certificate in Advanced Missions & Cross Cultural Training from Christ for The Nations (CFNI)
Position: Chief Medical Consultant, Flourish Medical
Areas of Responsibility: Flourish Humanitarian, Flourish Missions
Family: I have an awesome husband. We have been married for 18 years. We met in Bible College.
What I enjoy in my free time: I learned that it’s not what you spend your time doing, rather who you spend that time with. I love classic movies and beach locations, especially with my husband.
What has had the greatest impact upon me personally since Jesus entered my heart and life: I would have to say, that I have never gotten over God’s introduction to me. That impact has permanently altered the course of my life. I will never be the same.
The part(s) of the Flourish City Church vision that stands out most to me: The thing about the Vision of Flourish City Church, is just the sheer immensity of it; and how it is poised to minister to anyone and everyone at every level. When going over the Vision, I have heard Pastor Michael say many times that it takes his breath away. I guess that’s what they mean when they say, “If you think you can do it, your vision is probably too small.”
Education: Advanced Missions & Cross Cultural Training from Christ for The Nations (CFNI)
BS in Biology – Dallas Baptist University
Medical School – University of New England College of Medicine
Residency – Riverside Methodist Hospitals
Fellowship – Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Position: Assistant Director, Flourish Serve
Areas of Responsibility: Flourish Discipleship Division: Office of Flourish Serve
Areas of Involvement: Flourish Worship, Office of CFNI Liaison
What I enjoy in my free time: I love to be around people, especially if I can have a cup of coffee, chamomile tea or vanilla ice cream with them. Any of those go very well in a good conversation. I love to read, and I am also a big fan of arts. I am a sports lover and love going to games. Last but not least, I love being in the house of God.
What has had the greatest impact upon me personally since Jesus entered my heart and life: One of the biggest experiences I’ve ever had with the Lord was when I was 11 years old. It was then that I asked Him to reveal Himself to me–I asked Him to live inside of me, and was water baptized. I did not want to be His “granddaughter” just because my parents were Christians. I wanted to be a daughter; I wanted to have my own relationship with God. Since that time, He’s been my best friend, caring for every single area of my life.
The part(s) of the Flourish City Church vision that stands out most to me: The Pastors and Staff at FCC have a unique and special way of showing their genuine love for the Lord and for people. There is no way they can’t get your heart. And, I absolutely love the fact that they selflessly build people up through the love of Jesus.
What might people find surprising about you? I am a Polyglot, fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Italian and Spanish.
Education: Certificate in Worship and Technical Arts from Christ for The Nations (CFNI).
Currently, I am in Dallas Baptist University’s and Christ For The Nation’s (CFNI) Concurrent Studies Program, with a major in Political Science and a minor in Marketplace Ministry Leadership.