About Us


Bro. Mike Dawson

‘Brother Mike’ Dawson was called to be the Pastor of Dalewood Baptist Church in 1972; now he’s been called back as Transitional Interim Pastor—50 years later! He served as pastor of Baptist churches in South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee until his retirement in 2005. Since then he’s been helping churches during their interim time without a pastor. He and his wife Jolene live in Columbia, TN, where he retired as Pastor of First Baptist Church. The Dawsons have 3 married children, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great-grands (with an eighth one on the way). We’re grateful to have Brother Mike at our church once again, leading us in this “new day at Dalewood!”

Email: bromike@dalewoodchurchnashville.com

Jonathan Guenther

Jonathan joined Dalewood as the Pastor of Worship and Administration in April 2019. With over a decade of ministry experience, Jonathan has served churches in Tennessee and Texas in a variety of capacities, including worship, students, and administration. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Belmont University in Nashville and a Master of Divinity degree from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. He married his wife Lindsay in May 2011, and they have a 2-year-old son, Noah. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys board games, disc golf, and swing dancing.

Email: jonathan@dalewoodchurchnashville.com

Faith Miller

Faith Miller is our youth ministry intern. She is a senior at Welch College, pursuing a degree in psychology and theology, which she plans to use to serve youth. Originally from Memphis, she now lives in Gallatin, and is very excited to be joining the Dalewood staff. She is involved in theater and loves the arts, cooking, and hiking.

Email: faith@dalewoodchurchnashville.com

What We Believe

For our statement of faith, please see the Baptist Faith and Message.

The Gospel

At Dalewood, we believe that God created humans to worship and enjoy fellowship with him. Indeed, all that we say, think, or do, we endeavor to do the glory of God.

However, because of human sinfulness – that every human has fallen short of God’s standard – there is a rupture in our relationship with God. Each person, at some level, lives in rebellion against God. The result of our rebellion is pain, suffering, and damaged relationships in the present, and ultimatelt God’s judgment resulting in death.

Yet, because God loves humanity, he sent his Son Jesus Christ to be the savior of humanity and to renew the world. By Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, he enables all humans to be forgiven and restored in their relationship with God and others. In fact, this renewal project is cosmic in scope – God is aiming to renew the world in Christ to create a new heavens and a new earth.

At Dalewood, we area community of people who follow, worship, and serve Jesus Christ. He is at the center of all we do. Having been redeemed by Jesus Christ, we endeavor to live holy lifes full of love. 

If you would like to know more about what it means to follow Jesus, send us a message, or call us at 615-227-7000.