Hubert Allen Dixon

Hubert Allen Dixon

Birth
Dellrose, Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death 8 Nov 1969 (aged 65)
Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 12482829 · View Source
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Gospel preacher and President of Freed-Hardeman College From 1950 to 1969.

He married Mary Louise Cowan Dixon, October 5, 1929. Parents of Hubert Allen Dixon, Jr. and Sara Dixon Sargent. Began preaching for the church of Christ in 1936. --Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 100.

Hubert Allen Dixon was born October 1, 1904 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He was one of six children born to Albert Lee and Mary Cordelia Sumners Dixon. He was brought up in a family accustomed to hard work and stringent economy. His father was a teacher in the public schools and made his living principally as a farmer. He was also a teacher of singing, conducting a number of singing schools which were quite common in that day. The Dixon family was a singing family, and for a number of years they had a family quartet composed of the father and mother and the older boys. (Hubert was one of them.) Brother Dixon grew up on farms in Lincoln and Giles County, Tennessee, under the influence of a godly father and mother. He was educated in the public schools of these counties, completing his junior high work at Delrose, after which he entered Morgan Preparatory School, Petersburg, Tennessee, and spent three years there. He was active in many extra curricula affairs in that school, a member of the quartet, and a regular in football and basketball. In his last year, he served as instructor of the eighth grade and substituted often for the headmaster of the school. The father of H. A. Dixon helped to establish a church in Delrose, and in the early days of this effort J. W. Brents conducted a meeting there. Not much interest was manifest, but the meeting resulted in one baptism. Brother Brents often referred to that meeting as a good one because one soul had been added to the Lord's kingdom. In 1924, upon his father's passing, brother Dixon assumed responsibility for his mother, a younger brother and two sisters. During that year he began teaching in the public schools of Maury County, Tennessee where he taught for five years. Teaching was truly a first love, but for financial reasons he decided to leave it for other occupations in the year 1929. During that year he married Mary Louise Cowan of Jefferson City, Tennessee. To this union two children were born: Hubert Allen, Jr., now a minister of the gospel in Dixon, Illinois and Mrs. Sara Dixon Sargent, wife of Glenn Sargent, who is also a preacher of the gospel. The Sargents now live in Nashville, Tennessee. Brother and sister Dixon have five grandchildren. During the year 1929 a move was made to Memphis, Tennessee where brother Dixon was engaged in the automobile business, and during the same year he began work with the Union Avenue Church as song director, secretary, and other assigned duties. Since that time he has worked regularly with churches, first as a song leader and associate, and then as a full time minister. At Union Avenue he worked closely with G. C. Brewer, and later with I. A. Douthitt. These men were of great influence upon him. While thus engaged in church work, brother Dixon began to see the urgent need of giving all of his time to preaching the gospel. In 1935 he conducted his first gospel meeting, and in the year 1936 he moved to Martin, Tennessee to begin local evangelism. He served the church there for nearly two years and then moved to Springfield, Missouri. Following that he served the Highland Church in Jackson, Tennessee for about four years and the Central Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for a little more than four years, during which time he completed his work for a degree in the University of Alabama. During that time also he taught offered accredited courses in Bible at the University. For two and one-half years he served the church in Florence, Alabama before entering upon his present occupation as President of Freed-Hardeman College in June, 1950. Brother Dixon holds a Phi Beta Kappa key obtained by his work in the University, and in 1961 he was awarded LLD. degrees both by Harding and Pepperdine Colleges. These awards came as a result of his years of service in Christian education. As a writer brother Dixon has published a book entitled Saving Faith and Other Sermons as well as three outline studies resulting from his class in Freed-Hardeman College. Notes on Romans, on Hebrews and on Revelations are included. He is a member of the Board of Voice of Freedom, a staff writer of Minister's Monthly and serves on the editorial council of Power For Today. He contributes occasionally to our Christian journals. Since 1950 brother Dixon has served as President of Freed-Hardeman College. The school has grown rapidly during that period. A faculty has been assembled with qualities and qualifications equal to the best. Two new dormitories have been erected. A gymnasium and a beautiful new cafeteria-student services building has been added. In addition, a considerable amount of land has been added to the campus and a Christian camp for ten weeks duration has become a part of the annual program of the college. The school continues to grow in effectiveness among our brethren. Students who sit at the feet of brother Dixon are made fully aware that his principal business is preaching the gospel. His philosophy is that "the best is the one who best carries his point." The best preaching, as he sees it, is that which includes the most truth and excludes the most error, and results in making the most Christians. The salvation of the lost and the encouragement of the saved are his ever present aims. The love of personal ease and flattery have no place in his life nor in his way of preaching. He has not sought worldly distinction nor yielded to the vanity of becoming a popular public speaker. He manifests a genuine feeling for the souls of men and seeks in every way to impress upon their hearts the real meaning of being dedicated to the Lord's service. He has been instrumental in leading many to Christ in the thirty or more years of his preaching, and he has helped many young men to become more effective as preachers of the gospel. His influence through the classes that he teaches and through other contacts with the students will continue to bear fruit in generations yet to come.--G. K. Wallace, Minister's Monthly, April 1968, pp. 353-54.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hubert Allen Dixon (3 Oct 1904–8 Nov 1969), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12482829, citing Henderson City Cemetery, Henderson, Chester County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .