The Late BISHOP HAROLD B. DAWSON, JR.
Bishop Harold B. Dawson, Jr. was born in Peoria, IL on August 5, 1970. This was the same year that his parents, Harold Sr. and Mattie Dawson, organized and established New Hope Deliverance Church. This would be the place where he would receive his spiritual foundation. Thirty-one years later, in June 2001, Bishop Dawson, Jr., by then a licensed and ordained minister, was installed as Pastor of New Hope International Ministries where he served as senior pastor for 11 years. In July of 2012, God led Bishop Dawson, Jr. to organize and found New Life Christian Church (N.L.C.C.) in Peoria, IL. God used Bishop Dawson, Jr. to breathe “new life” into a region that very definitely still has the hand of God upon it! He worked diligently in the service of the Lord with his wife, Lady Lori Dawson. Bishop Dawson utilized the innate spiritual impartations of the prophetic from his mother and the apostolic from his father to create an explosive mix that allowed New Life to not only be a growing, but thriving congregation.