Church of God in Christ
Welcome to our church. Our goal is to clearly communicate a message of hope that we have in Jesus Christ. This hope is not found in religion or anything that we can see, but only in a personal relationship with Jesus. Our Mission at St. Paul is to see you CONNECT GROW AND SERVE.
Pastor Ernest Dison, is truly a man of called by God. He is the founder and senior pastor of the St. Paul Church of God in Christ known as “ The Word Church” which was founded on Easter Sunday April 6th1980. Its original location was at 1300 First Street corner of Derbigny Street, New Orleans LA. In August 1981 God lead Pastor Dison to build the present edifice at 1020 Forstall Street.
Pastor Dison and his wife First Lady Ernie M. Dison are driven by a passionate commitment to see people succeed in every area of lives. That passion, along with their enthusiasm, genuine love for people, and effective teaching has fueled a ministry for (34) thirty-four plus years.
While he has distinguished himself and attained great accomplishments he was once named “Who’s Who among Americans”. He received a Bachelor in Theology from Moody Bible College, and also a Master’s Degree in Theology from the St. Paul School of Theology.
Elder Dison served as Second Administrator Assistant, Chairman of the Ordination Board, and Superintendent of Faith District,of the of Greater New Orleans Jurisdiction under the Leadership of the “late, Bishop Lindell Benford Brown. He served as pastor of ‘Tent City” of New Orleans Parish Prison, and serves on many committee’s through - out the community in New Orleans and St. Bernard parishes; Isaiah Institute, Restoration of Restorative, Justice, and God’s Pit Crew of Danville, VA. Just to name a few.
Elder Dison being a devotee of the “Word” opened the St. Paul School of Theology in 1993 to help those further their Christian education. The First graduation was on December 1995. Many of the graduates are now teaching or using their degrees in others areas- The school curriculum is above average.
After two years Pastor Dison also had a vision to open the ADAM Community Development Crisis Center, and provide counseling for men and women addicted to drugs and alcohol- many have gone through the program have reunite with their families – and have become pastors, elders, deacons, and business owners...
Beyond the four walls of the church and the religious community, Pastor Dison is also an entrepreneur of many businesses. About 38 ministries have come to fruition under his leadership - mission feeding program, nursing home ministry, jail ministry, ADAM, curbside service…just to name a few.
That same energy and commitment to sharing a positive, life-changing and Biblically based message with the world is the hallmark of Pastor Dison. He has a Pastor Dison is a firm believer in studying, understanding and teaching the word. His signature combination of humor, dynamic teaching style, and deep understanding of the Bible has made him a much sought after speaker. By his testimonies of deliverance from drugs-many people lives have been impacted and forever altered by his anointed teachings.Elder continues to make an unquestionable impression on the community and nation through his teaching and preaching the word of God—“Captivating” and “Saving” lost souls and making disciples.
Pastor Dison and Ernie are the proud parents of three children, (2) sons Ernest W. Dison Jr., Darin Dison and (1) daughter Joni Dison Mosley. They are also the grandparents of (7) seven.
In spite of the awesome anointing on his life, Pastor Dison is still modest enough to “keep it real.” His humility allows him to connect with those regardless of all age, race, creed, religion and all walks of life. Now God has allowed him to go a little further in ministry. Pastor Dison known as a theologian of the word has now become a doctor of the word.
As a humble servant of the most highIt matters not how he is described, Pastor Dison is “Empowering the World through the Word”.