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New Mt. Calvary Holds Pastor’s Appreciation and Birthday Celebration
By Minister Dawnesha Beavers, Contributing Writer
Published January 9, 2019

Pastor Sonja R. Dawson (New Mt. Calvary photo)

New Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 8th Pastoral Anniversary and Birthday Celebration for Pastor Sonja R. Dawson with two dynamic worship celebrations.

     Rev. E. V. Hill II (File photo)

The Pre-Anniversary Celebration begins on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., with Pastor E.V. Hill II of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles as guest preacher, as well as several guest pastors and ministries throughout the city. Also, Elder William E. Johnson III of Lighthouse Church of Houston, a spiritual son of New Mt. Calvary, will be the guest psalmist.

Apostle Beverly “Bam” Crawford (Courtesy photo)

On Sunday, Jan. 27, worship services will be held at 7:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and the Grand Anniversary and Birthday Celebration at 3:30 p.m. Apostle Beverly “Bam” Crawford, pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship Church in Inglewood, will be the guest preacher. Additional special guests include Rev. Dr. Michael Fisher of Greater Zion Church Family and Bishop Sherman Gordon of Family of Faith Christian Center.

Dawson, known for her prolific preaching and teaching ministry, is a sought after local and national speaker for conferences, workshops, revivals, and seminars. In addition, she has led New Mt. Calvary’s expansive growth in membership, ministries, technology, community development, and international missionary work in Belize and Haiti.

Dawson serves as the founding director of Sisters in Ministry Inc., a philanthropic para-church organization that provides ministerial coaching and development to women in ministry. She is also a deputy city attorney for the city of Los Angeles and has received numerous awards and accolades for her groundbreaking work in the area of human trafficking and prostitution diversion.


New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located at 402 E. El Segundo Blvd., in Los Angeles. For information, call the church office at (310) 324-0644 or visit


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