Gary  Fenton
Senior Advancement Officer
Beeson Divinity School

Gary Fenton joined the Beeson Divinity School staff as Senior Advancement Officer after retiring as the Senior Pastor of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham where he served for over twenty-five years. Fenton has also served as pastor of churches in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas and is the author of four books. He has served as a member of the Samford Board of Trustees and as member of the Beeson Divinity School Advisory Board and for several years was an adjunct professor at Beeson. He and his wife, Alta Faye, have three daughters and five grandchildren.


  • D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Southern Nazarene University