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Pastor Anthony L. Dobson Sr.

Est. July 2023

Pastor Anthony L. Dobson Sr.: News & Updates

On August 30th, 1965, God would bless the late Pastor James and Mrs. Martha

Lillian Dobson of Mount Juliet, TN with a son, Anthony Lamonte Dobson, who

would eventually become known as “Pastor Dobson” and most call him Pastor D.

Under his father’s leadership, he was taught God’s word, line upon line, precept

upon precept, all while attending Prosperity Baptist Church. At the age of 12,

under the leadership of the late Pastor James H. Clemmons, Pastor Dobson was

baptized at Rutland Baptist Church in Mount Juliet, Tennessee. He served

faithfully at Rutland in many capacities. However, singing was something he

especially excelled at and continues to bless many with this gift today. After

graduating from Mount Juliet High School, Pastor D. continued his education by

attending ITT Technical Institute and received a degree in Electronics.

     The age of 22 would be one of significance for Pastor Dobson. It is at this age

that he obtained “favor of the Lord” by marrying the love of his life, Mary

Gilliam. Also, that year, he was not satisfied with being just a church member.

Therefore, he sought God even more by completely surrendering his heart, life

and will to Him and was called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor

Dobson faithfully served alongside his father for two years as the

Assistant Pastor of Full Gospel Assembly in Woodbury, Tennessee. Although his

father has passed away, the mantle of preaching and pastoring was

bestowed upon him as he began serving in full pastorate at New Christian Life

Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. It was there that he served for twelve years,

leading many others to come to know Christ. Sometime later, on Saturday, July

23rd, 2003, God did yet another new thing in his life by joining him and a new

group of believers together. Knowing they’d met an anointed man of God; they

invited him to preach the next day. Original members of Divine Faith Ministries

have stated, “When Pastor Dobson came in praying over the chairs and after

hearing him preach, we knew he was the man God had sent to be our founding,

Pastor.” He was installed as Divine Faith Ministries’ official pastor on March

21st, 2004 as has never looked back.

Leaders are held to a higher standard. They are expected to accomplish much,

even when it seems resources are minimal. As a man who lives by divine faith in

God, the title and responsibility of being a pastor is not taken lightly by Pastor

Anthony Dobson. He’s been known to sacrifice from his family’s household to

meet the needs of our members, the church itself and community. Pastor Dobson

continues to fervently proclaim God’s word here in our new church home in Mt.

Juliet, TN. and every time God presents him with the opportunity to preach.

Pastor Anthony L. Dobson Sr.: Text
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