Meet the Pastor
Pastor R.P. Lawson of Dallas, Texas, was appointed as Senior Pastor to Lake Cities United Methodist Church in March 2008. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in Joint Professional Military Education from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Pastor Lawson’s interest lies particularly in areas where churches seek to grow and reach towards its surrounding community. His past three pastoral assignments enjoyed growth in average worship attendance, which included inner-city, military and suburban settings.
Outside the church, Pastor Lawson spends his free time serving as a chaplain with the Navy Reserves. His military duty has placed him in a number of settings across the globe including a combat tour with 1st Marine Logistics Group in Fallujah, Iraq. His current rank is Commander. He currently serves as the Deputy Chaplain for 4th Marine Division based out of New Orleans, LA.
Pastor Lawson enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, dining, dancing, and traveling.