After a 99.3 confirmation vote on August 8, 2021, Luke Dawson has accepted the call to become the student pastor at FBC Monticello. 

Dawson spent the last three years in secondary education. For the past year at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale and two years previously at The Baptist Preparatory School in Little Rock, he taught math and coached football, but also served as a chapel speaker and discipleship leader.

The Nashville, Arkansas native earned a bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and secondary education from Ouachita Baptist University in 2018. He recently finished his master’s degree in pastoral ministry from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary this past May.

Luke’s wife, Carrie Beth, is from Stuttgart, and is also a Ouachita Baptist graduate. The couple has been married since December of 2018.