Our Pastor is the fourth of eleven children, was born on September 3, 1948 to sharecroppers Annie Dozier and the late Jessie Emmanuel Dozier. In 1955, his family left South Carolina and came to Pompano Beach, Florida on a migrant farm bus. Rev. Dozier went on to graduate from Blanche Ely High School in 1967, where he was a soloist in the Chorale and a member of the Football and Basketball Team.
Rev. O’Neal Dozier received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy from Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Florida. He played professional football in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears during the 1974 football season and was later traded to the New York Jets, where he was subsequently waived because of injury. Additionally, Rev. Dozier was a player/coach during the 1979 football season for the Alabama Vulcans (Birmingham, Alabama) of the American Football Association Professional Football League (A.F.A.). Click here to read more.