H. Powell Dew, Jr. 2016 Candidate for US House of Representatives NC Congressional District 1
Who is H. Powell Dew, Jr.?
Born January 1962 in South Boston Virginia
Parents are Harold P. Dew (of Raeford NC) and Bettie Chloe Payne Dew (of North Wilkesboro NC). Harold worked for Burlington Industries while Bettie was an elementary school librarian in Drakes Branch Virginia. They currently reside in Greenville, NC
Has one sister Mary Ruth Robosson.
At the age of 10, moved with his parents to Raleigh NC in 1972 where his Father began a new career in Real Estate while his mother served as the librarian at both Carnage and Daniels Middle School.
Graduated from J. O. Sanderson High School in Raleigh NC in 1980.
Attended Mars Hill College (Mars Hill NC) from 1980 to 1982. While at Mars Hill College, he met his future wife, Jo Anne Sanderson Dew (of Kinston NC).
Transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in May 1984.
Powell and Jo Anne were married on Sept. 1984 in Kinston, NC.
Worked with his father in property management in Raleigh NC from 1984 to 1987.
Powell and Jo Anne accepted a position as house parents at Kennedy Home, a NC Baptist Children’s Home located in Kinston, NC. They remained there until the end of 1987.
Powell and Jo Anne have one daughter, Amber Nichole Dew, who was born in 1988. Amber currently is teaching biology and earth science at Farmville Central High School in Farmville NC.
From 1988 to 1994, he worked for several of the Edwards Group of companies in the Kinston area. Those included Carolina Ice as a route deliveryman, Carolina Dairies as the shipping supervisor and quality control supervisor, and Coastal Wholesale as warehouse supervisor.
In 1994 to 1995, Powell taught as an adjunct instructor at Lenoir Community College where he taught basic math and algebra. He also served as a sign language interpreter for several students.
From 1995 to 2001, he was the shipping supervisor for MelloButterCup Ice Cream in Wilson NC.
Since June 2001 to the present, Powell has been serving as the Pastor of Fremont Missionary Baptist Church in Fremont NC.
He completed his Master of Divinity degree (2004) and his Doctor of Ministry degree (2010) from Campbell University Divinity School.
In Oct. 2004 Powell’s wife Jo Anne died from an extended illness with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer.
He remarried in May 2006 to Sharon Rouse of Grifton NC. Sharon has one daughter Kaitlyn Hooks, and one granddaughter Madelyn.
Once married, Powell and Sharon built a log cabin beside the creek in Stantonsburg NC where they now reside, along with their three dogs and cat.
He currently serves as a Board Member in the Town of Stantonsburg. His involvement as a town board member has involved him in the NC League of Municipalities Tax and Finance Committee in Raleigh NC.
Serves as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer in Wayne County since 2004 helping to be the voice for those that may not be able to speak for themselves, the children.
H. Powell Dew, Jr
Bachelor of Science
Master of Divinity - and - Doctor of Ministry May 2004 and May 2010
Pastor of Fremont Missionary Baptist Church June 2001 to Present