Rev. Dawes J. Dunham was born in Ilion, N.Y. on November 23, 1957. He graduated from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA with a BS in Bible and a Masters degree in Biblical Studies. Pastor Dawes began serving as Associate Pastor for FBC in September, 2009, having served the First Baptist Church in East Stroudsburg as Associate & Youth Pastor since 1997. Prior to his ministry there, he served in Maine & New York. Pastor Dawes & his wife Brenda have six sons; Dawes & wife Chariss (who have a beautiful daughter); Jeremy & wife, Alexis; Josiah, Kyle, Jack & Jasen.