Pastor Thomas A Dixon

Brady Board Member

Pastor Thomas A Dixon

Pastor Thomas Dixon is a community advocate who serves on the Board of Trustees for Brady. He previously held board positions with the Charleston Alliance for Fair and Employment (CAFÉ), Healthcare Workers United, and the South Carolina Crime Reduction Coalition. In 2004, Pastor Dixon founded Summerville Christian Fellowship, which he pastored until 2013. He currently serves as associate pastor at Life Community Church in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Formerly grappling with addiction, Pastor Dixon is an ex-offender and serves as an advisor to Positive Vibes Ronjanae Smith Inc. and their street outreach: Interrupters to Violence, North Charleston S.C. Youth Resistance Inc. (Guns Down Chucktown), and several other nonprofit organizations that are addressing gun violence in the community.

In 2018, Pastor Dixon was awarded the Wiley A. Branton Issues Symposium Award by the National Bar Association for his work in gun violence prevention. He was also instrumental in filing a lawsuit that shut down the South Carolina Secessionist Party (an online white supremacist group), its leader, and its online presence in 2019. In 2021, Pastor Dixon was awarded the Harvey Gantt Triumph Award for Lasting Contributions to Civil and Human Rights by the Greater Charleston YWCA, an award previously bestowed on the late Rep. John Lewis, the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, and Lowcountry legends Esau Jenkins and Septima P. Clark.

Pastor Dixon and his wife, Vanessa, have been married for 40 years. They have two adult children, both of whom are married, and three beautiful grandchildren.

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