Pastor Dixie Pebworth is truly one of a kind - a living testimony of God's desire and power to dramatically change lives.
From a car thief and burglar as a juvenile, to a prominent drug dealer as a young adult, to a minister of the Gospel and Pastor to those Jesus would call "The least of these," Pastor Dixie's life was changed when an old Baptist preacher burst into his jail cell proclaiming "I'm here to tell you, God loves you!"
Dixie says "I knew I was a sinner on my way to hell, so that would not have been news to me, but no one had ever told me the God of this universe could possibly love me."
From that moment, the transforming power of Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit began to change the drug dealer into the man so many know today simply as Pastor Dixie!
Pastor Dixie is the founding and Sr. Pastor of the more than 400 member God's Shining Light Church in Tulsa, OK, the CEO of Freedom Ranch, Inc. and Director of Operations of Wings of Freedom, one of America's most successful sober-living, faith-based substance abuse recovery support programs.
Whether from the pulpit, on the yard of a prison, or one on one, the message has always been and will always be "God loves YOU! And He wants to change your life! No matter where you've been, no matter what you've done, not matter who you are - God still loves YOU!"
Pastor Dixie is also the Director of Operations for Wings of Freedom - a Sober-Living and Faith-based Community assisting those seeking freedom from the captivity and control of substance abuse.
Wings serves approximately 170 clients, living in 107 apartments, owned by Freedom Ranch, Inc.