Ahmad Jamal Dawson Sr. is the fourth child of Bishop Harold and Evangelist Mattie P. Dawson. He is known to deliver the word of God with prophetic insight and has proven to be an extremely prolific voice with a ministry that crosses cultures, genders, and all ages.
Though he was ordained before he was formed in the womb, the manifestation of that ordination didn’t take place until 1995. While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications at Illinois State University, he was advanced to the position of International Youth Overseer of New Hope International Ministries with responsibilities that included overseeing the youth ministries of over 140 churches.
In 2000 he became the Assistant Pastor of New Hope International Ministries, Atlanta, GA, and worked very closely with his father. In August of 2005, after much prayer and fasting, the Spirit of the Lord led Ahmad Dawson to step out on faith and embrace a dream of birthing a congregation of worshiping witnesses and destiny-driven believers who would impact nations for the kingdom of God.
Today, Pastor Dawson, along with his wife and Executive Pastor Jewel Dawson, pastors one church in two locations; The C4 Church of Atlanta and New Life Christian Church in Peoria. Together they make a power packed team. The ministry of the C4 Church and NLCC is laced with prophetic preaching, portable principles and powerful praise.
While The C4 Church and NLCC are local establishments, the reach spans the globe; the church at present represents seven other countries. In lieu of the apostolic anointing that rests upon his life, Pastor Ahmad yielded to the leading of the Spirit of the Lord to form a global network of churches that would empower pastors to be change agents in their countries. Thus, CGNC was born. Citadel Global Network of Churches is a growing Pastoral Fellowship established in the United States and has over 30 pastors within its network. Citadel Global Network of Churches covers the United States, as well as the continent of Africa. These Countries include Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Ivory Coast
Pastor Jewel Dawson is a passionate worshiper, prolific teacher, dynamic leader, and an anointed singer.
Ahmad Jamal Dawson, Sr. is a songwriter and author. He has written four books: The Silencing of The Seed, 21 Days to Spiritual re- Alignment, L.I.T. (Living Intentionally Together), and Created to Contend.