Dru Dodson

dru_dodsonDru is a Teaching Pastor at Lake Valley Community Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the second church he’s helped plant. He is also Director of Integrated Ministries for the Go2 Network headquartered in Telford, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jo own a small restaurant, Zoes, in Hot Springs. Lake Valley church has released half of Dru’s time for apostolic ministry both internationally and here in the U.S. He leads this HaitiCure team. He also facilitates accredited theological training through the Antioch School, currently training four men toward their Masters of Theology degrees.

Dru has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree and was a professional consulting engineer for fifteen years. He has a M.Divinity degree, and a M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He recently completed a Doctor of Ministry degree in Global Church-Based Theological Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author of Kingdom Outposts: A Fresh Theology of Relief and Development.

Dru and Jo were missionaries in Jerusalem for two years in the late ‘70s. That was followed by an engineering career during which they helped start a church and served it as leaders and Dru as an elder. Dru has traveled to over 20 countries for training pastors, as a team leader for medical and humanitarian trips, and to explore potential ministries for his church. He and Roger Stanage helped launch a significant water project in Zimbabwe for Rotary International. Dru travels to Haiti five times a year to complete the current business and pastor training project. He and his team are currently assessing their next projects.

Dru and Jo have three children and four grandchildren. So far they’re almost all artists and not engineers! Dru and Jo love to travel and love to start projects – including churches and businesses. They are remodeling their 1920’s historic bungalow. Dru enjoys chess, boats and the lake, and competitive shotgun target shooting.