Dawson and his wife Brenda, along with two of their four daughters, live in the Tabb district of York County. Serving in ministry since 1992, he comes to Bethel from Louisiana where he served for approximately 5 years while attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, where he earned a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree. He also holds a Master of Theology (ThM) degree from New Orleans Seminary and is a candidate for the degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Dawson’s desire is to see people know Christ and thrive in their relationship with Him.