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Waterloo freewill baptist church
Date: 8 May 2016
waterloo, IN
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Elkhart Co. Community Baptist Church
Date: 28 May 2016
23805 Sunnyside Ave, Elkhart, IN
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The Dotsons are a family gospel group based out of Silver Lake, IN.  The group consists of husband and wife, John and Yavonna Dotson and their oldest son, Christopher Dotson.  They have 2 other children, a 22 year old son, Seth and a 9 year old daughter, Emily.  In the last year, The Dotsons have welcomed TWO new daughter-in-laws into their family, (Christopher's wife)  Emily Marie Dotson and (Seth's wife) Kaytlin Lenae Dotson.

John and Yavonna have been singing together for over 27 years.  They started out singing in their home church, funerals and weddings.  In early 1998 God started opening doors and leading them in a different direction.  They did their first recording project in October 1998.  In February 1999 they were given the opportunity to open for the legendary group, The Kingsmen,  at a concert in Syracuse, IN.  Shortly after the concert the phone started ringing with inquiries about booking The Dotsons. 

Soon after the group did their first recording in 1998 they realized that God had given John the gift of song writing.  John is becoming very well known for his song writing abilities with songs such as Gardens of Stone, The Man I use to be, Lost and Found, No One Expected Me,  I’m gonna run for home and Think of Me.

The Dotsons are in their 15th year of traveling and singing for the Lord with a total of 7 recording projects.  Their newest CD is titled HE'S STILL SAVING ME, which includes 6 original songs all written by John Dotson; HE'S STILL SAVING ME, PRAYER WARRIOR (co-written with Yavonna Dotson), ONLY IN GOD'S TIME, FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING, WISE ME STILL SEEK HIM and HE'S PROTECTING ME.

The Dotsons desire is to be used of the Lord to see souls saved.


If you would like to book The Dotsons to come share their message thru song at your church or special event, please call 260-578-8700 or 260-982-7714.  Please keep in mind that the summer months fill up fast.


As I reflect on the past 14 years of traveling and singing for our Lord, I can't help but get a little emotional when I think of the countless times that God has moved, answered prayers, met needs and assured us that He has truly called us to sing to a lost and dying world; to spread the good news that Jesus can change a life in turmoil to a life filled with joy and peace and the promise of an eternity with Him !! We truly serve a merciful, loving, caring and forgiving God; where would any of us be without Him ?!?  He is no respector of persons; what He has done for one, He can do for another !

My favorite testimony to share is the very first time that God moved in our ministry.  I remember when John first approached me with the idea of going into a recording studio to make our very first CD.  I am ashamed to say, but I was totally against it at first simply because I was afraid AND we didn't have the funds to pay for a recording.  So I started praying about it; no one but God and I knew this.  Shortly after I started praying and seeking God for His will, a dear sweet sister in the Lord, Christine Hoskins, approached me after church one Sunday night and handed me a pink piece of paper (I still have this little pink note)  And she told me as she handed me the note "I don't know why but God wants me to give this to you."  So I open it and inside was written "Everytime the devil comes against you with fear, go to this verse for comfort Isaiah 41:10". I open my bible to this verse: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  WOW !  I knew then beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was God and it didn't stop there; every need we had for the ministry, God made a way, from the money to do our first recording to using a little church in Ashley, IN to bless us with a trailer to put our sound equipment in.

Take your needs to the Lord, pray, talk to Him like he is your best friend.  I can promise you He hears and answers.  God can be as real in your life as you will let Him be. 



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