About Michael Lawson

Formal Biography

Michael Lawson is the Associate Pastor of Pastoral Ministry and Disciplemaking at Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Dothan, AL. (2009-present). He previously served as:

  • Associate Pastor and Youth Minister of First Baptist Church, Cleveland, MS (2005-2009)
  • Associate Pastor and Youth Minister of First Baptist Church, Amite, LA (2001-2005)
  • Youth Minister of Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Webb, AL (1998-2001)

Michael has also served as an adjunct professor for The Baptist College of Florida and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

Michael grew up in south Georgia. After high school, he received a BA in Theology from Florida Baptist Theological College/The Baptist College of Florida (1999). He then received a MDiv in Expository Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2004). Michael then completed a PhD in Practical Theology from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary (2013).

Michael met his wife, Allison, while attending The Baptist College of Florida. Michael and Allison have three girls: Mackenzie, Blakely, and Hadley. Michael enjoys hanging out with his family, going on dates with his wife, and doing pretty much anything outside. You can catch him on Friday nights color commentating for a local high school football team.