Francis Dixon

Francis Dixon
Francis Dixon
Words Of Life Ministries

(Please read the following biography of Francis Dixon. To discover more material by the late minister, go to

Francis Dixon was born in north London in 1910, and became a Christian in 1929 through the preaching of the Irish evangelist W. P. Nicholson.

Before entering the ministry Mr. Dixon spent some years in business in London, and his evenings and weekends became increasingly filled with preaching engagements in many places.

He felt the call of God into the ministry, and from 1940 to 1946 he was minister of churches in Kent and Surrey.

In late 1946 he commenced his ministry as Pastor of Lansdowne Baptist Church in Bournemouth and quickly saw the blessing of God as the congregations grew.

Mr. Dixon was a gifted evangelist and Bible teacher. He could present the gospel (that is, the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ) in a warm, convincing and compelling manner. Many came to faith in Christ through his preaching.

But he was also an able Bible teacher. He could open up any passage from the Bible and explain it and apply it in a searching, straightforward, down to earth way. His preaching was profound, yet simple, and ordinary people benefited from it. They would come away from the services at Lansdowne having met with Mr. Dixon's God in worship, and having heard a message from the Bible which they could understand. People were fed, encouraged, challenged and comforted in what they heard, and stimulated into a closer personal walk with Jesus Christ.

Printed notes of his weekly Bible Study meetings were produced and soon their circulation exceeded the local congregation to a worldwide mailing list of 40,000. These notes and the outlines were food for hungry Christians in all manner of places and of great help to busy pastors in their own preparation and preaching.

Mr. Dixon was a pioneer, and would use whatever means to publish an unchanging message. Lansdowne was among the first to produce recordings of services, and these became known as the "Words of Life" recordings. His Bible studies were produced in braille for the blind. He pioneered a telephone ministry to present a simple daily two-minute message of help and encouragement.

Other ministries included overseas preaching tours, and the Keswick Convention (Cumbria) where he was a regular speaker.

He "retired" to Eastbourne, Sussex, in 1975 where he took up an itinerant ministry until his death in January 1985.

Title Book/Chapter/Verse Subject
The Hidden Gospel 2 Corinthians  4 :3-4 Gospel; Evangelism; Soul Winning; Christian Living
Making It Ambition To Please Him 2 Corinthians  5 :9 Pleasing God; Christian Living; Blessings in Christian Life
Servants of God Acts  16 :17 Christian Living; Discipleship; Faithfulness; Servants of God
Encouragement for the Days Ahead Deuteronomy  28 :6 Encouragement; Promised Future
The Death of Moses Deuteronomy  34 :5 Death; Heaven; Testimony
The Cross in Galatians Galatians  Cross of Christ
Balm In Gilead Jeremiah  8 :22 Spiritual Healing; Salvation; Jesus; Cross, The
There is a Balm in Gilead Jeremiah  8 :22 Jesus, Power of; Healing; Great Physician, The; Peace
The Left Water-Pot John  4 :28-30 Witnessing; Joy, Salvation; Missions
Following Jesus Anywhere! Luke  9 :57-58 Jesus, Following; Discipleship
Following Jesus Anywhere! Luke  9 :57-58 Commitment; Following Jesus
Joy In Heaven Luke  15 :7 Salvation; Joy in Heaven; Witnessing
Seven Things God Hates Proverbs  6 :16-19 Things God Hates; Sin; Repentance; Confession
How To Get A Good Nights Sleep Psalms  Sleep; Rest; Peace; Fear
Indestructible Foundations Psalms  11 :3 God, Existence of; Truth, Fundamental; Security
A Row of Medicine Bottles Psalms  37 God, Help of; Bible Cures
Salvation Joy Psalms  51 :12 Joy; Joy Restored
Triumphing in Trouble Psalms  142 :1-7 Victory over Trouble; Hardships, How to Overcome; Trials Defeated
The Little Foxes Song of Solomon  2 :15 Christian Living; Sins, Little; Fruit Bearing
The Little Foxes Song of Solomon  2 :15 Christian Living; Fruitfulness; Little Foxes

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