Rev. John E. Dillon, Jr.

Like Hannah, who prayed to God for a male child and promised to give him back to God, Pastor Dillon’s mother prayed the same prayer and on September 22, 1973, God blessed John and Viola Dillon with a son, John Edward Dillon, Jr. Later Pastor Dillon was blessed with two sisters, Shonell Dillon and Patrice Dillon Williams. In July of 2004 he was joined in holy matrimony to Sis. Stephanie White Dillon. Their family includes two children, Brian and Aspen, and two grandsons, Mason and Chace.

Pastor Dillon’s mother kept her promise, and he was trained, “In the way that he should go…”, to know and love God. At age four he accepted Christ as his savior and was baptized. When he sang his first solo, “Soon and Very Soon”, he had to stand on a table to be seen. He was a faithful member of the Youth Choir, Sunday School, and Baptist training Union.

Pastor Dillon always loved music. Often he would play the piano at his grandmother’s house and pretend to conduct a church service where he sang and preached a sermon, not realizing that God would one day call him to preach and use the musical talents he had been given. At age fifteen, Pastor Dillon became the minister of music at Cypress Grove Baptist Church, the pianist at Second New Guide Missionary Baptist Church, and founded the Gospel Creation Community Choir. When he was eighteen, God called and anointed him to preach the gospel. In July 1992, he preached his first sermon entitled “ It’s Dangerous to Forget and Disobey God”. Pastor Dillon served God at Second New Guide M.B.C. as an associate minister, organist, director of the Youth Department and the Brother-to-Brother Men’s ministry, and the bible class teacher. He has served as the minister of music at the Cypress Grove B.C. for twenty-six years. Additionally, he has directed the youth choir at St. Micheal’s Baptist Church and assisted with the musical service at Pilgrim B. C. In 2012, God called Pastor Dillon to begin the Body of Christ Fellowship Church where he serves as pastor. In 2013, Pastor Dillon was installed as the First Vice President of the Louisiana Rescue Mission Fellowship, Dr. Reginald Holmes President.

Pastor Dillon describes the Body of Christ Fellowship Church as a growing church. As Pastor Dillon has prayed and given the congregation what God has instructed him to give, the membership has grown from five to over three hundred members. Under his leadership many have accepted Christ as their personal savior and many have grown closer to God as they worship Him in spirit and in truth.

Pastor Dillon is a graduate of Southern University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education and East Jefferson High School. In May of 2015 he completed a post graduate educational leadership program through LEAD Across Louisiana and received an Executive Leadership in Education Certificate from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He is employed by the Jefferson Parish Public School System as a teacher at Ralph J, Bunche Elementary School.

Pastor Dillon knows that you serve God by serving others. He has dedicated his life to preaching and teaching about God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit from the pulpit as well as through music. God has given him a vision of “The Church”, operating as a guiding light in the community, illuminating the path to a victorious life in Christ as we journey home to God.


First Lady

Stephanie Y. Dillon

Our Beliefs


Body of Christ fellowship Church recognizes that it cannot, and does not desire to, bind the conscience of individuals in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be lead in those areas by God, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible. We believe the Statement of Beliefs to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches.

  • The Inspired Scriptures – The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and infallible revelation of God to man and the authority of faith and conduct. SCC accepts the Bible as the revealed will of God, as the all-sufficient rule of faith and standard for daily living. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Peter 1:21)

    The One True God – The one true God has revealed Himself as the “I Am,” the Creator and Redeemer of mankind. We believe God eternally exists in three persons called the Trinity which is compromised of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. (Isaiah 43:10,11; Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 4:5-6)

    The Deity of Jesus – The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, death, resurrection, and ascension to the right hand of God.(Revelation 1:8; Hebrews 1:3)

    The Fall of Man – Man was created good and upright; however, man voluntarily transgressed and fell, and thereby, is spiritually dead and away from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:17, 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)

    The Salvation of Man – Man’s only hope is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Salvation is by faith through grace and demonstrated in repentance leading to a relationship with Jesus Christ. (John 3:3; Romans 12:13-15; Ephesians 2:8)

    Ordinances of the Church – We believe that following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water by full immersion in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe in a unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the body and blood of Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (Mark 16:16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

    The Baptism of the Holy Spirit – Given at Pentecost, we believe the baptism in the

    Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father available to all Christians. It was sent by Jesus after His Ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth. In scripture the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is accompanied by speaking in tongues (unknown prayer language)(Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4; John 14:15-17).

    Sanctification – The act of separation from that which is evil and dedicating oneself to God and that which is good, upright, and morally pure. (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 12:14)

    The Church and Its Mission – The Church is the representative of Jesus on earth and is to carry out the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 19:10) The Ministry – A divinely called and scripturally ordained minister has been provided by God to lead the church in evangelization, worship, building the body, and general leadership of the church. (Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11, 16)

    Divine Healing – Is provided for today by the Scriptures and included in the atonement for our sins. (Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16)

    The Blessed Hope and Second Coming – The resurrection and rapture of all Christians dead and alive to meet Christ in the air is the Blessed Hope. The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture and a return to earth by Christ with His saints for a thousand-year reign. (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:17, 30)

    The Final Judgment – There will be a final judgment at which all men will be judged. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20)

    The New Heaven and Earth – All of God’s children will reign forever in a new heaven and a new earth. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21, 22)

    Biblical Marriage – We Believe that marriage is a sacred union of a naturally born male and a naturally born female. (Gen 1: 27,28; Gen 2: 18 – 24)