This is difficult … and unexpected.
Our beloved friend, Dawson McAllister, has gone home to be with the Lord.
Dawson was undergoing heart surgery at Vanderbilt Medical Center and did not make it through the surgery.
We are deeply saddened — and quite frankly stunned — but we do not grieve as those without hope.
Today, Dawson is with his First Love, his Savior, who he so faithfully served for over six incredible decades of heart-felt, transforming ministry.
I have already spoken with so many of you who loved him and are heartbroken, as are we all. I ask you to please be in prayer for his very beloved wife, Ruth Hill, sons, Fulton and Gene, and granddaughter, Addison… as well as all of Dawson’s extended HopeLine family, who will be grieving this tremendous loss. At this time, please give the family space in their grief.
I know his family will be grateful for your words of comfort and encouragement, which you can leave in the comment section below.
Without a doubt, Dawson will be greatly missed — but his life’s ministry to the young people of America will continue.
The Board of Directors and Dawson have made careful plans for the ongoing ministry of TheHopeline.
The mission of reaching hurting and broken teens and young adults with God’s transforming love will continue unabated.
This generation needs God’s saving love today as much as it did yesterday. As one of our team members said so succinctly, “Dawson’s work is complete, while ours continues on.”
Further details about arrangements and plans to honor Dawson’s life, work, and friendship will follow.
Thank you for your prayers and love.