David joined the Dawson staff in July of 2004. Prior to his work at Dawson, he owned and operated a plumbing business. He is certified as a master plumber, gas fitter, I/A Series Workplace Tech, and is working towards certifications in electrical and universal technician for air conditioning. David handles the day-to-day physical operation of the church including maintenance on plumbing, electrical, lighting, HVAC, hardware, carpentry, painting, fire-alarm systems, fire-sprinkler systems, elevators, irrigation systems, kitchen equipment, and landscaping. Cleaning and event set-ups also fall under his role as Director of Facilities. David grew up in Bluff Park and currently lives in Hoover with his wife Dana. He and Dana met in a Sunday School class at Dawson and have one child, Brent Irwin, who is attending Birmingham Southern College.