Steve & Kay Dixon
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Steve and Kay Dixon serve in Falls City, Oregon, a small, rural town in a “conservative pocket” of a liberal state. The area tends to house lower-income families. The Dixons work with seven churches in this area, encouraging and supporting the pastors in their work. As area missionaries, the Dixons’ ministries reach all ages.
The greatest need in this community is freedom in the hope of the gospel. Children need to know they are loved. Men need to know how to lead their families. The whole community needs hope for a better and brighter future.
After seeing the need for hope in their community, the Dixons began spreading the gospel to all ages. They work with seven churches on their field, encouraging and supporting the local pastors. Steve leads a men’s ministry group, along with providing an overnight retreat and a one-day "men's recharge" each year. Many people in Falls City consider Steve their pastor even if they never attend church, calling on him to conduct funerals and weddings.
The Dixons also lead a number of children and youth ministries. They are directors of Camp Risen Son, a summer camp that reaches kindergarten to high school students through five different camps. Teens can choose to attend spring retreat during their spring break, and they also offer leadership training for young adults. Steve is involved in the local schools, building relationships with many of the children and families in their community through volunteering in the schools and helping with the high school lunch outreach. He also teaches release-time Bible classes at the middle school in Dallas two days a week.
The Dixons have served as InFaith field staff since 1999.
Steve grew up attending a small InFaith Sunday School, so it was a natural fit for them to partner with InFaith when they first planted a church in Falls City. When the local area missionary was ready to retire, the Dixons were asked to take over the role. Because Steve had pastored in a small rural church, he knew and understood the challenges these rural pastors faced and has been able to come alongside the pastors on his field.