Meet Our Pastor

Timothy Nixon was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of Oakwood University, BA in Theology-1982, Andrews University, M. Div. 1991. He began his Pastoral ministry in the Northeastern Conference in June 1981. From 1983-85 he was the Associate Pastor and then from Oct. 1985-Jan. 1986 served as the Interim Senior Pastor of the Hanson Place Church in Brooklyn, NY.

From 1986-1990 He served as the Senior Pastor of the Hudson Valley district. In 1987 he was ordained to the Gospel ministry in the Northeastern Conference. While pastoring in the Hudson Valley, over 200 souls were baptized, three church buildings were renovated and the “Your Bible Speaks,” radio broadcast was inaugurated.

In January of 1990 He accepted a call to the Southeastern California Conference where he pastored the Juniper Avenue Church in Fontana, CA. In his first year, the Juniper Ave Church had the highest tithe gain and baptisms per capita in the Southeastern California Conference. In April 1993 he was transferred to the Valley Fellowship Church in Rialto. During his stay at Valley over 100 souls were baptized and the church established a School of Lay Evangelism.

In April of 1995 Pastor Nixon accepted a call to the Allegheny East Conference. He Pastored in the Greater Washington D.C. area and was assigned to two churches in Annapolis, and St. Leonard, Maryland. While there he developed a Small Groups ministry and conducted 4 Evangelistic Series. During his three-year tenure 50 souls were baptized.

In March of 1998 he received a call to the Chaplaincy of Andrews University. He accepted the call and in July of 1998 and assumed the position of Administrative Chaplain & Associate Pastor of the Pioneer Memorial Church. As Chaplain he served as the sponsor of New Life Fellowship, a student-led worship service on the Campus of Andrews University. In 2004 he also became New Life’s Senior Pastor.

Pastor Nixon has done advanced studies in Clinical Pastoral Education at Loma Linda University Hospital and has completed 2 years of doctoral course work in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling (MFCC) at Chapman University in Southern California. He has completed a Doctor of Ministries degree from Andrews University in December 2010.

He has conducted Evangelism field schools for the North American Division Evangelism Institute (NADEI), Evangelistic series, Revivals, Weeks-of-Prayer and Professional seminars for conferences and churches throughout the U.S. and around the world. He has been the featured speaker at Camp meetings, PELC (Pastoral Evangelism Leadership Conference), and other ministerial conventions. In 2013 he was selected to conduct one of the NY-’13 Evangelistic Series in Brooklyn, NY.

He has taught Youth Ministry Leadership, Public Evangelism and Homiletics & Preaching for Andrews University’s Theological Seminary, and has served as adjunct professor for the Seminary and the University’s undergraduate Religion

Department.

From 2014—2018, Pastor Nixon served as the Executive Secretary of the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. He is presently serves as the Pastor of the Niles Philadelphia & All Nations-Berrien Springs SDA Churches in the Lake Region Conference.

He is married to the former Sandria Lalasingh, since 1985. She has been in the nursing profession for over 30 years and presently serves as a Nurse Practitioner. In May of 2010 she completed her Doctoral degree in Nursing Practice. They have two adult children:

Son: Michael 30, is a graduate of John Marshall Law school in 2013. He is married to Tacyana a Pastor. They have one child a daughter—Noa Elise. Michael presently serves as the Vice President for Diversity at Andrews University.

Their Daughter, Camille 23, is a graduate of Andrews University with a double major in Spanish & Psychology. She presently works as a Behavioral Clinician for Meridian Health Services.

They have one grand daughter: Noa Elise 3-years old.

Pastor Nixon lives with the assurance that he is doing what God wants him to do and is where God wants him to be. His favorite text is Micah 6:8—He hath shewed thee O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

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