WHO WE ARE
Pastor Dawan Buie
Dawan Buie is currently serving as the pastor of Centenary and Mahoning United Methodist Churches. Before coming to Youngstown he served at a Presbyterian Church in New Concord, Ohio under the leadership of Rev. William Mullins and a National Baptist Church in New Jersey under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Jerry Carter Jr. Dawan holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a BA in Religious Studies from Franklin and Marshall College. He also founded "The Rock", a college ministry on the campus of Franklin and Marshall College.
Dawan is passionate about connecting theology to ministry that seeks to socially transform local communities and the world at large into an oasis of God's love, redemption, and justice. To that end, he traveled to Liberia, West Africa, and India where he was immersed in serving and learning about the social struggles of the least, the last, and the lost in the name of Jesus. He also met his wife, Hawa, a native of Liberia, in his international travels and they were married in October 2013. Together, they have a daughter, Aaliyah.