Rev. Joseph C. Nixon (Pastor Joe) (Sr. Pastor/Founder)
is a native of Berkeley, California. He is a third generation pastor in the African Methodist tradition following in the footsteps of his father Rev. Joseph C. Nixon, Jr. and grandfather Rev. Joseph C. Nixon, Sr Upon graduation from Berkeley High School, Pastor Joe served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1977. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Bethel College, San Diego and a Masters of Theology from Faith Lutheran Theological Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He has done additional studies at Bethel Theological Seminary, San Diego, California, and Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, Washington. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Pastor Joe was ordained in 1989 as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) where he pastored several churches in the Fifth Episcopal District over 25 years. During his tenure in the AME Church he served as District Accountant from 2008 to 2015 where he managed a budget of over 8 million dollars. Having a love for mission work, Pastor Joe has traveled to South and West Africa fulfilling a call to serve those in need. He has served as President/CEO for several non-profit organizations (i.e. Strongly Oriented For Action, LaJolla, CA; Allen Renaissance, Tacoma, WA; Shorter Community Development Corporation, Denver, CO; Brookins Community Development Corporation, Los Angeles, CA). He has also served on many boards (i.e. St. Joseph Medical Center; Tacoma, WA; McNeil Island Penitentiary Washington; Odyssey School, Denver, CO) to name a few.
In 2015, Pastor Joe answered the call of God to start a church in the Denver Metro area. He and his wife founded Freedom In Christ Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational church whose goal is to create a community partnered in Christ.
Pastor Joe is married to Apostle Charlezetta and they have five children and six grandchildren.
Apostle Charlezetta Nixon (Co-Pastor/Founder)
is the Founder of Blessed Ministries Interdenominational Ministry based in Los Angeles, CA and the co-founder of Freedom In Christ Christian Fellowship in Denver, CO. She has been favored by God to impact audiences nationally and internationally through her powerful preaching and unique teachings that are designed to train and mobilize God’s army and to usher in a mantle of healing and deliverance to His people. She is an apostle of prayer, a visionary, a planter, plower, and reformer of old religious systems where ever God sends her. No matter the cost, she has her eyes set on the Savior, the harvest (sinners), and the equipping of the saints.
Apostle Char was licensed as an Evangelist in August 2002 by the Rt. Rev. John R. Bryant, then the Presiding Prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. On August 1, 2009 she was set apart as an Apostle in the Body of Christ by Bishop Jackie Green, founder of JGM Enternational PrayerLife Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 2002 after receiving a vision from the Lord, she established Blessed Ministries Interdenominational Ministry, a 501c3 non-profit ministry with a strong apostolic and prophetic mandate. In cooperation with the larger Body of Christ, the ministry is dedicated to raising up houses of prayer across the nation (Matthew 21:12-14), equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16), and the fulfillment of the Great Commission, (Mark 16:15-18 and Psalms 2:8). With members located throughout the nation, Blessed Ministries provides prayer covering to churches, ministries, businesses, missionaries, psalmists and global market place visionaries of the Lord. The ministry specializes in conferences and gatherings for youth, children, adults, clergy, musicians, entrepreneurs and church leaders to help mature the Body of Christ. Blessed Ministries is a ministry of excellence, a ministry of integrity, a ministry of prayer and a ministry of the “new breed” that God is raising up for this hour.
Apostle Nixon has attended the University of Phoenix, City University in Tacoma, Washington and Wagner Leadership Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is currently enrolled and is a Certified Teacher at Rapha Deliverance University in Redlands, CA. However, her greatest education has come from the years of ministry side-by-side with her husband Rev. Joseph Nixon.
Apostle Nixon feels honored and blessed by God to have five blessed children and six blessed grandchildren.
As one who emphatically believes God’s Word Her testimony is “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 (NIV).
Meet Our Ministry Leadership
Our Board of Elders serves both as the spiritual leadership and covering for Freedom in Christ Christian Fellowship and as the Board of Directors for the legal entity. Our elders are accountable to God on behalf of the church.
Reverend Jon Michael, Teams Overseer
New Membership Team Leader
International and Domestic Missions/Outreach Ministry
Evangelist Darla Dukes-Johnson, Teams Overseer
Reverend Sefra Burrell, Teams Overseer
Young Adult Team Leader
Hospital/ Chaplaincy Ministry
Minister Dana Salter
Children’s Ministry Team Leader – ages 3-12
International and Domestic Missions/Outreach Ministry
Social Media Ministry Team Leader