Jackson Township
Cambria County, Pennsylvania


Jackson Heritage Festival


Rev. Darryl "Doc" Dawson
New Day Ministries Inc.

Doc Dawson has been working at New Day Inc. since 1981.  He started in the main office in Johnstown, where he was active in the Discipleship Growth Group & Community Outreach Programs.  He also served as Camp Director for 16 years.  He started and developed the Summer Camp Programs, the Covenant Home Programs and the Parent Education and Foster Care Programs, and eventually he transferred to the Altoona, New Day Office. Presently, Doc leads groups of Parent Education Classes, and Conflict Resolution & Communication Training. 

Doc is also involved in a new nationwide program called Parent Project, and a local parent project called Creative Parenting Skills.  Doc also works with Operation Daybreak, (a Christian Big Brother / Sister program) Mentoring Program.  He also has done some prison ministry and some chaplaincy programs throughout the community.  Doc is the Branch Director of the Altoona New Day.  He is well known as a speaker and teacher for numerous churches and civic organizations.  Doc is an ordained minister and presently, Pastoring the Canan Station Mennonite Church. Doc is founder of the Chalybeate Springs Ministry, an "Aftercare" ministry, where he and his wife Sandy reside.  In the past, he and Sandy have adopted three special needs siblings and have parented about 157 children through the Foster and Adoption Care Programs. 

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