Episode 2

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22nd Mar 2020

Leading Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Communities in Such a Time as This

These are worrisome and uncertain times. As we deal with the Coronavirus, social distancing, uncertainty, and flat-out fear, the need for us to step forward as leaders is very important. In this episode, we deal with the necessity of, and the ways for, Men of Color to step forward and serve as leaders. These times call for us to lead in our communities, our places of business, and our homes. Additionally, we need to make sure to take care of ourselves -- physically and mentally.

Scriptural reference: Esther 4:14 - “ ... Who knows if perhaps you were placed in your position for just such a time as this?” 

Guest: Bishop Dwayne Royster, Senior Pastor - Faith United Church of Christ, Washington, DC.

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About the Podcast

The Corporate Minister
The Corporate Minister podcast is a safe space dedicated to the hearts and minds of Professional Men of Color.
Our objective is to speak a word of support, encouragement, and healing to Professional Men of Color, as well as to those who love and support them. We also seek to provide a means for others to understand them -- their hopes, dreams, and challenges – in order to bridge the gaps and create a dialogue.

Our guiding principles in these discussions are the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ. Our bedrock scripture and the one that underpins all of our work here can be found in Matthew 11:28-29 where it is written:

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

About your host

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Dwayne Dixon

Rev. Dwayne Dixon is a Technology Executive with over 25 years of corporate experience, including successful stints at IBM, Xerox, and Dun & Bradstreet. He is Licensed and Ordained (National Baptist Convention, USA) and serves bi-vocationally as an Associate Minister at Progressive Baptist Church in St. Paul, MN.

Rev. Dixon is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (Omicron Boule), Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity (Life Member), and 100 Black Men of America. He holds a B.S. degree from Southern Illinois University and is an M.A. candidate at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.