Pastor accused of domestic assault upon his wife

Pastor James Dixon, 47, of the Community of Faith Church in Houston, has been charged with assault of a family member
January 27, 2010 4:45:50 PM PST
A Houston pastor is charged in an alleged case of domestic violence involving his wife. Authorities say Pastor James Dixon, 47, of the Community of Faith Church in Houston, went to the home of his estranged wife Tanisha Dixon in Spring on Sunday. James was taking the couple's children back to their mother after a custody visit.

The situation reportedly escalated into a domestic dispute. Tanisha accused James of picking her up and throwing her to the ground. A neighbor reportedly witnessed the assault. According to court documents, Tanisha asked to press charges and requested a protective order.

James Dixon was charged with assault of a family member, a misdemeanor. He was released after posting $50,000 bond.

Dixon has been the pastor of the Community of Faith Church for 25 years.


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