By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Monday, June 5, 2017, pastor Scott Dawson announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama. Staff Evangelist and Chief Development Officer for the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association
Dawson made the announcement on the Rick & Bubba radio show in Birmingham.
Show co-host Bill “Bubba” Bussey said that Dawson and he had lunch and Dawson asked him to run for Governor. Bussey said, “Scott, if you are you so passionate about it then you should do it.”
Dawson said that he agreed to pray about it.
After 21 days of prayer and fasting Dawson said that he made the decision to run.
According to the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association website, “Since being established in 1987, the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association has grown from one man giving testimonials at youth rallies to a comprehensive outreach organization that extends across all ages and denominations offering a unifying message of hope to America and beyond. Scott’s evangelistic creativity has inspired numerous successful event ministries such as Safe At Home, AtlantaFest, StadiumFest, Wake Up America! and UrbanFest, allowing him to present the Gospel to more than a million people.”
Show Co-host Rick Burgess said, “I know this man well enough to know that he is not going to do anything embarrassing to us.”
Burgess said that people have approached both he and “Bubba” Bussey about running for Governor that, “God is not leading us in that direction.”
Burgess said that we have gotten to a point where, “Something has got to change.” I can sit and talk about it or do something about it. I can’t stand and endorse somebody that I don’t know. Burgess said that he and Bubba have known Dawson for almost 20 years.
Bill said, “We are talking for a candidate that did not want it.” And that is a good thing.
Dawson said I have been preparing and praying and I have asked, “God if you don’t want this take it away.” We can impact five million people in Alabama and even nationally. We need a common sense governor and a leader that looks through the world with a Biblical view.”
Dawson said that he has been in ministry for 30 years. I am running, “Because there are a lot of good people who decide not to run for it.” “The whole time (while considering it) the book of Nehemiah was running in my mind.” Nehemiah was the cup bearer to the king not a builder; yet he was able to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
Dawson promised to fight all the corruption in Montgomery and work to reform the political process and emphasized that he is not a professional politician.
Dawson said that there will be ugly rumors about him but that, “I am a man that loves Jesus with all my heart.” I am a husband and a father.