Dywane H. Dawkins, Sr. was born and raised in New York. Influenced greatly by his great-grandparents, he was brought up in a Christian household. He was called to ministry at the age of 14. Since then, he has been ministering and bringing about a life transforming experience in lives around the world.
He is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a graduate of Alliance Theological Seminary with a Masters in Professional Studies in Urban Ministry. He taught in the New York Public School System for 8 years. He served as an advisor for college student organizations.
He also was the president for the Eastern New York General Assembly of the Churches of God State Youth Organization which consisted over 21 youth fellowships.
In 2006, he relocated to serve in full-time ministry as Senior Pastor of Praise Tabernacle International in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Pastor Dawkins is currently being used by God to cultivate a thriving and relevant kingdom-minded ministry that is Christ Centered and life transforming. Pastor Dawkins continues to be an itinerant preacher/teacher and committed pastor. He is under the covering of his spiritual father and apostolic covering, Bishop Timothy Clarke of Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Dawkins has been graced to be married to his anointed, graceful and beautiful wife, Lady Tamia Dawkins. They are the parents of Dywane H. Dawkins II.
Through teaching, seminars, life coaching, ministry coaching, mentoring, publications, CDs & DVDs, the Internet, etc D.H. Dawkins Ministries, Inc. has a reach that goes beyond the religious arena and into the sectors of medicine, humanitarianism, psychology, government, finances and much more. This organization promotes and produces successful living on and by purpose, driven by passion and maintained by principles.