David Banning

David Banning was born in Houston, Texas.  He met Heidi Huber at Florida College and they were married in 1985.  They have two sons, Todd (and his wife Laura) and Jonathan (and his wife Leah and daughter Ellison).

David has labored as a gospel preacher for over 30 years.  He has worked with churches in Huntsville, Texas, Joliet, Illinois, Orlando, Florida, and Birmingham, Alabama.  He is happy to be back in Southeast Texas, working for the second time with the Dowlen Road Church. He previously worked at Dowlen Road from 2003-2012.

In addition to his work at Dowlen Road, David conducts weekend Bible workshops for teenagers and teacher training seminars for those who work with teens.  He is the author of the Get Them Talking workbooks, a series of 28 lesson books for teen Bible classes.  He has also written a workbook for parents entitled, Raising Kids Who Have A Heart For God and co-edited Do Things Well with Warren Berkley.

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Max Dawson

In 1978, Dawson moved to Beaumont, Texas, where he has preached since that time. From 1979-1989, the church (then known as the Pinecrest church) sponsored a daily call-in radio program, “Searching the Scriptures,” which was hosted by Max. He now hosts a monthly webcast entitled “By The Book.” Since 1986, brother Dawson has served as an elder with the Dowlen Road church of Christ. He has made eight extended preaching trips to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana to train young preachers, most recently in the Spring of 2016, along with Ulysses Buckley and Terry Matthews.

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