Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulty in their lives. Stephen Ministers at Dawson minister to people who are going through several different types of crises – loss of loved ones, divorce, loss of job, illness, feelings of spiritual isolation, and other experiences that create anxiety.

Stephen Ministry has been a significant part of Dawson’s pastoral ministry since our church adopted this ministry in 1993.

Each Stephen Minister participates in 50 hours of training and meets with a supervisory group twice each month in order to insure that they provide quality Christian Care.

If you have an interest in serving as a Stephen Minister, or would like for us to assign you a Stephen Minister, please contact Bill Johnston at or call (205) 871-7324.

Dawson's Stephen Ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays (except on holidays) of each month in Room 254 North.