Charlie Dawes is passionate about building teams and developing people. For the past 18 years he has devoted his life to building and equipping the local church. He has worked in multiple church contexts as well as nearly a decade in Higher Education at one of the leading Christian universities in the country—Southeastern University. Charlie taught various courses in practical ministries and also served in Student Development as the Associate Vice President.
Currently he is the Lead Pastor of Metro Church located in the Metro DC area. Metro Church is a multi-site church reaching the Alexandria and Fairfax communities just outside of the District. He recently published his first book, Simple Prayer with IVP and hopes he can continue to write books to help people as they follow Jesus.
Every stopping place in Charlie’s journey has provided relationships and experiences that have advanced both the organizations he served and equipped him for his next season of ministry. Along with over a decade and a half of experience he has an earned Doctorate in Spiritual Formation and Leadership, which allows him to identify needs and discover solutions that move the church forward.
Charlie has been married to his high school sweetheart for 16 years and their love has resulted in three children, Caden, Hailey and Declan. Charlie loves to spend time with his family and hopes the Cubs will win another World Series in less than another 108 years.