Dawson Trotman – “The Pathfinder” and Founder of Navigators
One evening Daws met a young lady named Lila at a church meeting. “Are you a Christian?” he asked. “I’ve gone to church all my life.” She answered. “I didn’t ask you if you were a Churchian. Are you a Christian?” the bold evangelist repeated. “Well I’ve been baptized.” came the response. “But are you a Christian?” he tried one last time. “Then I suppose I don’t know what a Christian is,” she finally admitted. Dawson must have left a stone in Lila’s shoe because she stayed awake until mid morning wondering what it meant to be a Christian. Eventually Miss Clayton did pledge her life to Jesus. Five years later, Lila Clayton and Dawson Trotman were married.