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Michael Dixon, MDIV/CO, LCAS-A


Senior Pastor of Winterville Baptist Church in Winterville, N.C. ; Founder & Executive Director of LIFE; Licensed Addiction Specialist-A; Author of "Casting Down Idols through the Power of the Gospel," and the LIFE curriculum (L.I.F.E.) available on; Host of the Podcast "Casting Down Idols."

Pastor Dixon is married to Melissa and they have three daughters. 

Scott & Michelle House, Edgecombe County directors

Scott and Michelle House have been a part of LIFE Ministries since it began in 2017. In 2019 they became members of the LIFE leadership team in Edgecombe County.  Then in 2020 Scott and Michelle assumed the director's position for the Edgecombe County Chapter(Oakdale Baptist Church). Michelle is a peer support specialist. 


Justin Hipsky

Justin is originally from Willimantic, Connecticut, where he became involved in drugs, alcohol, and gang life. His story of recovery can be heard here:

Justin has been an active part of the leadership team since LIFE's beginning in March, 2017.

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Maranda Horst, with husband Tim

Maranda is married to Tim, they have two beautiful children, Isaiah and Teagan.  Maranda is a stay at home mom, counselor, and student at Fruitland Bible College, where she is studying biblical counseling.  Her heart's desire is to minister to hurting people through the perfect counsel of God's Word.


JoLynn Melton with husband paul

Jo Lynn is a private CNA and has a heart to help others.  She has been married to Paul Melton for 23 years and they have 3 children.


Jo Lynn started doing drugs with her mother when she was 20.  It took the suicide of her mother and the miscarriage of her baby before Jo Lynn got sober.  She got saved in 1996 and has been sold out to her Lord and Savior since then.

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