Rev. Stephen Dodson Receives the 2014 E. Malone Dodson Clergy Award


Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson, senior pastor at Peachtree City UMC, on being named the 2014 Malone Dodson Award recipient by Wesley Woods Senior Living. Since 1998, the E. Malone Dodson Clergy Award is given annually to the clergy person of the North Georgia Conference who best exemplifies visionary and committed leadership with respect to older adults.

Rev. Stephen Dodson remarked that his love for Wesley Woods was in his DNA. The Malone Dodson Award is named for Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson, longtime senior pastor of Roswell United Methodist Church, one of the state’s largest United Methodist congregations. He retired in 2001 and is the father of Dr. Steve Dodson. Rev. and Mrs. Malone Dodson were present at the awards ceremony honoring their son for his support of Wesley Woods through the annual Mother’s Day Offering.

Under the leadership and direction of Dr. Dodson, Peachtree City UMC contributed more than $10,000 to the Foundation of Wesley Woods this year. These contributions help to provide housing, meals, and skilled care for more than 1,500 senior citizens residing at Wesley Woods Senior Living Center.

Current and upcoming Peachtree City UMC projects include: “15 in ‘15” a series to help people grow in their spiritual walk and expand their faith in 2015; Reading through the Bible in a year, Together; Global Impact Celebration for missions, Feb. 2015; and Grow Deeper series.

Pictured above are Rev. Dr. Stephen Dodson (middle) with Bishop Michael Watson (left to right), Susan Dodson, Charlotte Dodson, Rev. Dr. Malone Dodson and Wesley Woods Senior Living Board of Directors Chair, Christopher Nunn.
Past E. Malone Dodson Clergy Award Recipients:

Rev. Dr. Donald A. Harp, Jr.
Peachtree Road UMC

Rev. Dr. J. Harvey West
Alpharetta First UMC

Rev. James A. Budd
Union Hill UMC - Canton

Rev. Dr. Richard A. Hunter
Hillside UMC

Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens
Dunwoody UMC
Rev. Dr. William O. Britt IV
Athens First UMC

Rev. Charles E. Hodges
Peachtree City UMC

Rev. Dr. G. Gilman Watson
Northside UMC

Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Matthews
Marietta First UMC

Rev. Dr. Michael H. Long
Roswell UMC

Rev. Dr. Terry E. Walton
Gainesville First UMC

Rev. Dr. Charles E. Wilson
Union Hill UMC - Hiawassee

Rev. Daniel T. Brown
Trinity-On-The-Hill UMC - Augusta

Rev. Dr. David S. Naglee
Decatur First UMC

Rev. Dr. Marvin Moss
Cascade UMC

Rev. Dr. Don Martin
Alpharetta First UMC

Rev. Dr. Stephen M. Dodson
Peachtree City UMC