A nationally recognized leader, speaker, and author on evangelism and church revitalization, the Rev. Junius B. Dotson served as the general secretary (CEO) of Discipleship Ministries, an international agency of The United Methodist Church, from July 2016 until his death in February 2021. He is the author of Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness, Developing an Intentional Discipleship System: A Guide for Congregations, and Engaging Your Community: A Guide to Seeing All the People. Before coming to Discipleship Ministries, Dotson served as senior pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas for 14 years. He was instrumental in transforming the 3,500-member church into a multicampus congregation.