Dr. Charlie Dawes is the lead pastor of Metro Church in the greater D.C. metro area.  He has served the local church in many capacities over the past 18 years. Charlie is passionate about seeing people take the next step in their faith journey. Prior to coming to Metro Church, he was the Associate Vice President for Student Development, and Assistant Professor of Practical Ministries at Southeastern University where he focused on training emerging leaders, and equipping future pastors for the ministry. In addition to his work at the university, Charlie served on the Preaching Team at Celebration Orlando. He is a gifted communicator and leader who loves to help people reach their full potential.

15 years of marriage and 3 kids {Caden, Hailey, and Declan} later, Pastor Charlie is still crazy about his high school sweetheart, Nicole. He loves to play golf, attend his kids games, sing songs with his daughter and is eagerly awaiting the next Cubs World Series Championship.