Thomas Dawson Jr., Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Woodbine New Jersey was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated in the Philadelphia school system and continued his studies at Beaver College where he earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science. In addition he holds a Masters Degree in Bible from the Philadelphia Biblical University. Pastor Dawson resides in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey with his wife Adriane and their daughter Alexandria. Pastor Dawson is an anointed preacher, teacher, and administrator. He is a man of God who has done great things for First Baptist Church during his ten years here. First and foremost, he has taught and preached God’s word, line upon line, and precept upon precept. Under his leadership and guidance the church has grown from a membership of 75 to over 500. The continued growth in the church is not just seen in the membership but also in knowledge, wisdom, giving, and level of worship among the members. Pastor Dawson has been called upon to use his gifts of preaching, teaching, and exhorting at numerous speaking engagements. In 2007 Pastor Dawson was honored by the Cape May County Chapter of the NAACP for his work in the field of Ministry and Contribution to the Faith-Based Community. Because of God’s continued anointing upon Pastor Dawson the S.O.A.R. (Soldiers Ordered After Righteousness) ministry, a Wednesday night Bible Study taught by Pastor Dawson has expanded to include, “Kingdom Men”, “Kingdom Women”, and a Wednesday evening church service called POW. Pastor Dawson has taken First Baptist Church to such a level that it also includes a Friday noon-day service, and a Saturday morning prayer service in addition to our two Sunday morning services.
Pastor’s vision for the people of God provides for commitment to spiritual growth and nurturing of our youth.
He has made them accepted and loved just as they are.