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About Dorsey Deaton

Dorsey is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, where he sang with Elvis Presley on WMPS on Sunday mornings. Active in school athletics and church organizations, he went from Central High School to Mississippi College to prepare for a ministry to students. After a M.Div. in Theology at Southern Baptist Seminary(Louisville), he entered Emory University to earn a Ph.D. in American Studies, and he began teaching there.  Moving to the University System of Georgia, Dr. Deaton taught U. S. History and Government for 33 years, totaling over 10,000 students. He served for more than 25 years on the Board of Governors, Council for National Policy, a Washington-based policy organization.  During all this time he has remained active in church ministries and in the family business, which the Deatons began in order to support a better lifestyle than teaching would afford. The Deatons live in a 26-room home on 3 acres on a lake against the back face of Stone Mountain, just east of Atlanta. They are charter members of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, Ga, one of the largest mega-churches in the nation. In addition to a number of charities, they serve on the Board of Directors of Movieguide magazine, a family-friendly Hollywood advocacy group.