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Hal Bernard Dixon collection

Identifier: M0094

Scope and Contents

The Hal Bernard Dixon collection currently houses files, papers, and drawings regarding the purchase and potential development of the real estate at Barney Creek where R. G. Spurling first started the Christian Union, now the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.). One sub-series contains the contents of the intact, three-ring binders that were delivered to the Research Center and another sub-series includes the contents of the file folders and loose papers, which have been organized by the arranger.


  • Majority of material found in 1971–1995, 1991–1992


Conditions Governing Use

This material may be protected under U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code) which governs the making of photocopies or reproductions of copyrighted materials. You may use any digitized or otherwise copied material from our holdings for private study, scholarship, or research. Though the Dixon Pentecostal Research Center has physical ownership of the material in its collections, in some cases we may not own the copyright to the material. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born on March 6, 1928, in Wake Forest, N.C., where he graduated high school in 1945, and served in the Army as a Quartermaster Clerk and Military Policeman in Kobe, Japan, and later served in the Army Reserves for four years as Staff Sergeant. Upon returning from military service, he attended Wake Forest College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1951. He also completed post graduate work at NC State and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. His commitment to Christ led him to Cleveland, Tn., in 1955 to begin work for the Church of God Publishing House. He also became very involved in his local church, North Cleveland Church of God, where he served as Sunday School superintendent for over 30 years, a member of the Church Council for multiple tenures, and chairman of several committees including Master Planning, Building and Historical Committees. Lee University held a prominent place in Hal’s life. As a Lee board member for 32 years and the first Emeritus Board Member, he gave countless hours to the university. He chaired the Construction Oversight Committee for 27 years. Earl Hal Dixon passed away on December 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Tennessee at age 93.


1 Linear Feet (2 containers)

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Hal Bernard Dixon Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Hal Bernard Dixon Jr. Pentecostal Research Center Repository

Dixon Pentecostal Research Center
260 11th Street NE
Cleveland TN 37311 USA