Spouse: Pastor Gregory Dotson
Children: Chatoria, Greg and Cayla
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About Lady Dotson
Lady Chundra Dotson is a native Memphian born on July 12, 1974. She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1992. During her time at Hamilton, Lady D (as she is fondly called) enjoyed being a flag girl for the marching band, as well as singing in both the gospel and show choirs. During her senior year in high school, she joined Cummings Street MBC under the leadership of Senior Pastor Eugene Waller. While serving faithfully at Cummings Street, Lady D discovered and exercised many of the talents and spiritual gifts in ministry. As a teenager, she was a faithful member of the youth choir, and as time passed, she went on to serve as a Children’s Church Leader and as a Marriage Ministry Leader with her husband, who at that time served as a Lay Pastor. During this time, Lady D also went to cosmetology school and became a licensed hairstylist.
When God called Pastor Greg and Lady Chundra Dotson to launch COBBC in January 2008, Lady D put her plethora of gifts and talents to work as she aided her husband in laying the groundwork for COBBC. Whether it was singing with Voices of Believers, organizing Harvest Festivals, starting a mime/liturgical dance ministry, serving on the Executive Committee, or directing a church-wide Easter play, Lady D was (and still is) always willing and able to serve God and COBBC in every way possible.
In 2012, First Lady Dotson decided to return to Union University to pursue her undergraduate degree. Not only did she earn her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership in May 2014, she also received the Highest Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Continuing Studies and graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Lady Dotson’s Role
As First Lady, her role primarily consists of supporting her husband and ministering to the women and young ladies of COBBC. This includes teaching some Bible studies, periodically delivering powerful messages during Sunday worship services, and being a mentor to young COBBC women.
Lady Dotson’s Passion
Lady D is very passionate about children, and this is demonstrated on a daily basis in the Shelby County School System where she currently serves as an Interventionist. She affectionately calls the students “her babies” and treats them like they are her own. Since 2007, Lady Dotson has undoubtedly made a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of children. In 2011, she founded an organization at Springdale Elementary called the Pink Panthers, an organization that primarily focuses on equipping and encouraging young girls and their mothers to be successful in every part of their lives.
Lady D is also passionate about marriages being successful from a biblical perspective. She is fully persuaded that if marriages can be lined up with God’s Word, then the children who are produced through these marriages have a better chance of not only walking the straight and narrow path, but also staying on that path.
Lastly, First Lady Dotson is enthusiastic about praising God. She believes that victory, deliverance, and healing are found in the praises of God’s people! I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth (in good and bad times).
Lady Dotson’s Guiding Principles and Scriptures
- Dealing with issues quickly and completely
- Doing everything at the highest possible level of excellence
- Having only an audience of One – God!
- Loving folk where they are, but not leaving them where they are
- Loving God with everything, and pushing toward this mark daily.
- Phil. 3:14 – “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (KJV).
- Ps. 34:1 – “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (KJV).
Matt. 22:37 – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (NIV).
Why Community of Believers
If you are hurting, COB is a place of hope where you can find healing. If you have been isolated by so-called friends and family, COB can be your family where you will never have to worry about being accepted. If you are tired of “church as usual,” COB is a church where we are more interested in a worship experience instead of a church service.
I am convinced that whatever your spiritual and physical needs are, COB is a place where you can “get God” who is able to supply all of your needs, and belong to a church that you can easily call home.