Longtime pastor of Indianapolis Baptist Temple passes away at age 87

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The former pastor of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple passed away Sunday afternoon at the age of 87.

Dr. Greg Dixon became senior pastor of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple in July 1996 before stepping down in 2015.

The Indianapolis Baptist Temple drew national attention on February 13, 2001 when U.S. Marshals seized the church property and the Temple became the first church in America to be seized for allegedly failing to pay taxes.

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Dr. Dixon's service will be held at the Indianapolis Baptist Temple located at 4002 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46237 on Friday, October 25.

The viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the service starting at 3 p.m.

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