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Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson, founder of Equipping The Saints, has been involved in training lay people for nearly forty years. As a highly effective communicator, Dave is an experienced teacher and conference speaker. He has taught Equipping the Saints at Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, Dallas Bible College, and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary under Dr. Roy Fish. For twelve years he conducted a year-long internship on training laymen to do the work of ministry for the Field Education Department of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dave was the National Director for The Navigators for twelve years in Singapore. Seeing the fruit of his ministry, a large denomination invited Dave to teach them to make disciples like the Navigators do. In response to that request, Dave developed the Equipping the Saints materials.

Dave travels extensively throughout America, Asia, Europe, the Eastern Block and Africa in cooperation with mission agencies and other groups to develop Equipping the Saints and discipleship training in national and international churches and denominations.

Dave and his wife Mary live just north of Dallas in Lewisville, Texas, and have four married children and seven grandchildren.

Dwain Camp

Dwain came to faith in Christ as a student at Texas Tech University and was trained by Campus Crusade for Christ and later the Navigators. In seminary, he realized the local church was God's vehicle to reach the world for Christ and determined to devote his life to the service of the church. Dwain served as pastor of two churches in Texas for fourteen years, then went overseas to pastor a multicultural, expatriate church in the Middle East for nineteen years.

Throughout his thirty-three years in pastoral ministry, Dwain has focused his ministry on developing and training leaders and equipping the body of Christ to do the work of ministry. Now through Equipping the Saints he continues to serve the church by training and encouraging pastors to focus their ministries on making disciples and developing leaders. Dwain earned his Doctor of Ministries degree from Fuller Seminary (doctoral project “A Strategy for Equipping Church Leaders to Finish Well”). His Master of Theology is from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dwain has been married to his bride Cindy for thirty-four years and they have three grown children and four grandchildren. They live in Houston.