James Bishop Dixon, ll, D. Min.
President and Co-Founder
Bishop James Dixon, II, D. Min, is an international, inspiring, and informative visionary leader who has built a life of empowerment predicated upon the tenet of “greater by grace through faith.” Through utilizing biblical principles, he has empowered leaders in ministry, business, education, and civic and political arenas to maximize their God-given potential.
As the Senior Pastor at The Community Of Faith Church for more than 40 years, Bishop Dixon’s ministry philosophy is guided by Matthew 5:13-16 and Matthew 25:31-46 and other great passages that promote the ministry of Jesus and the role of the church in the earth. Bishop Dixon’s ministry demonstrates the verity that the church must do more outside of its own four walls. Bishop Dixon also serves as the Presiding Prelate of Kingdom Builders Global Fellowship (KBGF). The mission of this fellowship of pastors and churches is to see the Kingdom of God established and executed in the lives of people, in churches, and in communities throughout the nation and world, all for God’s glory.
Bishop Dixon’s message of faith is the Gospel of the Kingdom. His ministry is Kingdom focused and his mission is Kingdom inspired. As an advocate for compassionate confrontation, he promotes offering a hand up to the poor, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, uplifting the oppressed, and serving the least. He has developed numerous Kingdom initiatives with social impact, some of which include: Coats of Compassion, H-Town Cares, and the Light It Up Crusade which ministers the love of Jesus behind prison walls. Bishop Dixon worked to establish the first No Trafficking Zone in the U.S. at NRG Stadium because he believes “the difference we make is the difference that matters.” He is also Co-founder of Loving Kids and Founder and CEO of Good Gang USA, a free S.T.E.A.M. program with a social impact component, designed for youth to develop within them strong minds with social and civic consciousness.
As an innovative social impact leader, Dr. Dixon has been a proponent for racial reconciliation and maximizing diversity through his organization One Family One Future. He further promotes an agenda of social justice and community impact by serving as a member of Mayor Turner’s newly created Police Reform Task Force and by appearing as a guest instructor for the Houston Police Academy, encouraging community policing and minority recruitment.
Bishop Dixon works tirelessly in various capacities with the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, National and Houston Branch of the NAACP, National Action Network, the Anti– Defamation League, and numerous other organizations in an effort to forge a world of economic and racial equity and to prepare a legacy for his children, Mariah, Victoria and James III.
Bishop Dixon believes service to others is the greatest demonstration of our faith and testament of God’s love.
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Shuronda remembers attending her first democratic convention around the age of seven years old. She vividly recalls being ushered off the convention floor with her mom and escorted into a room where she took pictures with Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was running for the Democratic nomination. So politics came early for this public relations professional and community activist. She is the daughter of a union organizer and walked her first picket line in the 2nd grade. She attended the Equal Rights Amendment March in Washington, DC as a child and that’s where she came to understand the power of people working collectively towards a common vision.
In college, Shuronda served on the national board of the Children’s Defense Fund Black Community Crusade for Children where she instituted a program to train black college students to organize summer educational enrichment programs around the summer food programs. Called Summer Freedom Schools currently this program serves more than 15,000 poor kids in 29 states annually. After serving as a field representative and communications director for the Service Employees International Union, Shuronda actively participated in statewide and local politics. She served as a statewide field representative for Governor Ann Richards and as campaign manager for Sheryl Cole at the 2011 Austin City Council elections. She volunteered to help coalesce black elected officials in Travis County to address issues of education, employment and public safety in the early 2000s. She chaired the 2014 Austin Trailblazers event presented by the Black Austin Democrats Political Action Committee raising more than $60 thousand dollars and engaged more than 100 Black women. She is a member of the Black Austin Democrats.
Finance Director and Co-Founder
Claude Cummings Jr., who has served as an at-large member of the Executive Board of the Communications Workers of America since 2007, was elected Vice President of CWA District 6 in July 2011 and was re-elected in July 2015, and July 2019 representing workers in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Claude has also been appointed to lead the Human Rights Department for the National CWA. In addition, Claude Cummings Jr. also serves as 1st Vice President of the Houston NAACP Chapter, President of CBTU Houston Chapter, and as an At Large member on the CBTU and APRI National Executive Boards.
Before his election to District 6 Vice President, he was President of CWA Local 6222, representing more than 4,000 members. He was first elected President of the Local in 1999, previously serving as Vice President and held other leadership positions in the local. A leading voice in local and state politics, Cummings worked to pass state law to enable AT&T to provide video services to customers. He also served as a delegate to past Democratic National Conventions. He is a longtime community activist, supporting and directing civil rights efforts in the region, United Way contribution drives, community religious events, and other community and civic campaigns.
Before becoming an elected Union Official, Cummings was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1973 (now AT&T) and worked as a Frame Attendant and Communications Technician, maintaining systems for NASA, among other corporate customers. Cummings is a 1970 graduate of Kashmere High School, where he was Senior Class President, graduating with honors.
As a leader at the Fifth Ward Missionary Baptist Church, Cummings served as Chairman of the Deacon Board for 30 years and was a Choir, Brotherhood, and Male Chorus member. Cummings was President of the Board of Directors of the Faith Revitalization Center, Inc., and is a member and manager of the Gospel Group Endurance of Houston. In 2018, he and his wife Ruth resigned their membership at Fifth Ward Baptist Church to join their son’s new church (He Heard My Cry Christian Fellowship Church), where Claude now serves as the Chairman of the Deacon Board and the church faith-based non-profit.
He is married to Ruth Cummings; they have three children: Kenyetta, Katrina, Claude III, and eight grandchildren: Laura, Ale`ycia, Yuri, Deiondre, Brianna, Jillian, Claire, and Laila, along with one great-grandchild, Shai.
Organizing Director and Co-Founder
Robert Williams, Founding Chapter Member of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats, is also the founder for the Alliance for a New Justice System. Mr. Williams has spent over 25 years of his life dedicated to active civil engagement and community organization. Through his work, he has founded the Pearland M.L.K Celebration Committee. Pearland MLKCC was established in 2017 by a group of Brazoria County, Texas civic leaders, including Robert Williams, who noticed the rapid multicultural growth of the area and wanted to create an event to celebrate the unity and diversity of northern Brazoria of which Pearland is the largest city by population.
Robert Williams currently serves as the 2nd Vice President of the Brazoria County NAACP and spends his time as a political strategist and consultant.
Trey Daniels, III is a passionate and skillful political strategist, and organizer. Daniels has worked in several political capacities: Deputy Political Director Hillary For America, National Surrogate Outreach Director Sylvester Turner for Mayor (Houston, TX) District Director for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Government Affairs Director for the City of Jackson. Daniels also has experience developing communications strategies for both sides of the aisle. Daniels has engineered several successful electorate expansion strategies most notable expansion strategy U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to defeat his Tea Party challenger.
Daniels held his first major leadership role in 2008 where he served as one of the State Political Directors for Obama for America. Upon the historic election of President Obama, Daniels was afforded the opportunity to work for the Democratic National Committee and was later appointed to be the 2012 Obama for America State Director for Mississippi. Roosevelt was tasked with the responsibility of fostering and maintaining political relationships.
While serving as the Government Affairs Director Trey decided to put his skills and relationships to practice and became a quick study at the Mississippi State Legislature. Roosevelt learned the appropriations process and forged relationships with key committee chairmen and with the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. Daniels’ understanding of politics and grassroots organizing led him to be consistently successful for the City of Jackson. Procuring millions of dollars for infrastructure projects and crime prevention programs. The was also selected to serve on a special working group committee to create U.S. Department of Transportation bond surety program for minority contractors.
One of Daniels greatest accomplishments was the launching of “Cutting for Confidence.” Cutting for Confidence is a community service project where he partnered with corporations to provide haircuts for young men. Daniels aspires to uplift the less fortunate of society by providing access to opportunities. Roosevelt is a graduate of Hampton University where he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
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