Minister Gerald Dawson, born on January 2, 1953, is the son of the late Mr. Horace and Mrs. Lucille Dawson of Gardens Corner, South Carolina. He is the seventh child of ten children. Minister Dawson received his early education in the Beaufort County School System attending the following schools: James J. Davis Elementary, Beaufort Junior High and Beaufort High School. He was among the first group of African American students to step forward to integrate the public schools of Beaufort County. He did additional studies at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. Minister Dawson has held several positions of employment; most notable were his positions as a paramedic with Beaufort County EMS and postal letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, from which he retired. He currently serves as council representative for Beaufort County District 6. He is a member and ordained minister at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church where he is the instructor for the New Believer’s class. Minister Dawson is married to the former Vivian Burns of Burton, South Carolina. They have four adult daughters: Tewanda, Denise, Nakeisha and Anita. They also have ten grandchildren.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9