Dave Dawson, Founder of Equipping The Saints, has been involved in the training of lay people for nearly forty years. As a highly effective communicator, Dave is an experienced teacher and conference speaker. He has taught Equipping The Saints at Denver Conservative Baptist Seminary, Dallas Bible College, and at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, under Dr. Roy Fish. For twelve years he conducted a year-long internship on training laymen to do the work of ministry for the Field Education Department of Dallas Theological Seminary. Dave was the National Director for The Navigators for twelve years in Singapore. It was there that Equipping The Saints was developed to equip lay people. Dave is the father of four grown children, and lives with his wife, Mary, in Dallas, Texas. He travels extensively throughout America, Asia, Europe, the Eastern Block and Africa in cooperation with mission agencies and other groups to develop Equipping The Saints and discipleship training in national and international churches and denominations.