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).

David has labored as a gospel preacher for 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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 Benjamin Lee

Ben Lee came to Dowlen Road from Columbia, Missouri. After working for several years for Pfizer, Ben decided to devote his life to preaching the gospel. He and his wife Nikki moved to Beaumont in July, 2009, where Ben began working in the “evangelist-in-training” program under the instruction of the elders and evangelists at Dowlen Road. He began the work of a full-time evangelist with our congregation in July, 2011. Ben and Nikki had their first child, a son, Joshua, in 2011. Ben has been involved in the Africa work with a recent trip to train young preachers and eagerly anticipates a return trip in the future.

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