In 2000 he became the Assistant pastor of New Hope International Ministries, Atlanta, GA. And worked very closely with his father. In August of 2005, after much prayer and fasting, the Spirit of the Lord led Ahmad Dawson to step out on faith and embrace a dream of birthing a congregation of worshiping witnesses and destiny driven believers who would impact nations for the kingdom of God.
Today, Pastor Dawson, along with his wife and Executive Pastor Jewel Dawson pastors one church in two locations; The C4 Church of Atlanta and New Life Christian Church in Peoria, IL.. Together they make a power packed team. The ministry of the C4 Church and NLCC is laced with prophetic preaching, portable principles and powerful praise.
While The C4 Church and NLCC are local establishments, the reach spans the globe. Because the church at present represents 7 other countries. In lieu of the apostolic anointing that rests upon his life, Pastor Ahmad yielded to the leading of the Spirit of the Lord to form a global network of churches that would empower pastors to be change agents in their countries. Thus, CGNC was born. Citadel Global Network of Churches is a growing Pastoral Fellowship established in the United States and has over 30 pastors within its network. Citadel Global Network of Churches covers the United States, as well as the continent of Africa. These Countries include Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Ivory Coast.
Ahmad Jamal Dawson, Sr. is a song writer and author. He has written four books entitled “The Silencing of The Seed”,“21 Days to Spiritual re- Alignment”, L.I.T. (Living Intentionally Together), and “Created to Contend”.
Ahmad and Jewel live in Peoria, IL. they have three children Ahmani, Ahmad II, and Autumn.