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New Mount Calvary Honors Pastor Sonja Dawson
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 23, 2014

Pastor Sonja R. Dawson

It’s the biggest event of the year for the New Mount Calvary (NMC) Missionary Baptist Church family as they prepare to recognize the Rev. Dr. Sonja R. Dawson with a Pastor’s Appreciation and Birthday Celebration.

The tribute is set for Sunday, January 26, in the edifice located at 402 East El Segundo Boulevard in Los Angeles.

“We are excited to have the powerful preaching of Pastor Shane B. Scott of Macedonia Baptist Church of Los Angeles at our 7:30 a.m., worship and the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson, assistant pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland at our 10:45 a.m. service,” said NMC Minister Dawnesha K. Beaver.

“In addition, there will be a special birthday party and Grand Celebration Concert at 3:30 p.m., featuring the dynamic ministry of Pastor Jovita Shepherd and many surprise guests.

“Undoubtedly, in just three years, God has used Pastor Dawson to transform the hearts of His people and the surrounding community, both domestically and internationally,” she added.

During her tenure, Pastor Dawson and the NMC congregation paid off the mortgage in the first six months of her leadership. Also, she gave the vision for the construction of the Pastor Lonnie Dawson Home for Children in Gonaives, Haiti, and led the city in understanding the power of prayer through her Monday Night Church-Wide Prayer Meeting campaign.

“Truly, she is a highly gifted woman of God and possesses the unique ability to create intergenerational unity while inspiring transformation in the lives of men, women, and children in and beyond the walls,” remarked Minister Dawson.

“We invite our brothers and sisters in Christ, church families, and the community at-large to attend these joyful celebrations.”

For information, call (310) 324-0644 or visit

Rev. Shane B. Scott

Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson



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