Meet the AD-SOM Leadership Team

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David Dillon

President, Appalachian District School of Ministry
President, Association of District Schools of Ministry

Rev. Dillon is Superintendent of the Appalachian District Council of the Assemblies of God and the former director of AD-SOM. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible from Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God and is a member of the university’s Board of Regents. He is an ordained minister and has served as a district youth and Christian education director, pastor, and youth pastor. He also holds a Teacher’s Diploma from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association. Rev. Dillon serves as a member of the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God and is also the former president of the Assemblies of God Association of District Schools of Ministry (DSOM).

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Tony Raffa

Director and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Treasurer, Association of District Schools of Ministry
Rev. Raffa is the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the Appalachian Ministry Network. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from North Central University, and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary where he was honored as Outstanding Student of the Year for Continuing Education. He is an ordained minister and has served as a senior/lead pastor, associate pastor, and youth pastor for over twenty years. He also served as a Christian school principal/administrator. Prior to his call to ministry, Tony worked as an art director for two corporations and was a graduate of Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communications. Rev. Raffa is the treasurer of the Assemblies of God Association of District Schools of Ministry (DSOM) and a member of the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God.
 
Email: adsomdirect@gmail.com
John Thompson

John Thompson, PhD

Vice President of Student Ministries
Rev. Dr. Thompson is the vice-president of student ministries and internship director for the school of ministry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Old Dominion University, a Master of Business Administration from Radford University, and a PhD in Theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister and has served as a pastor, evangelist, and short-term missionary. He is currently the lead pastor at St. Paul Assembly of God, St. Paul, VA.
 
Email: pastorjohn14@verizon.net
Betty

Betty Raffa

Administrator/Registar
Betty serves in the Appalachian Ministry Network Resource Center as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Secretary/Treasurer and Administrator for the Appalachian District School of Ministry. Betty is the person on the team who will answer most of your questions regarding admissions, registration, etc. Prior to her service at the network office, she has served as an church administrator, staff member of a CPA firm, and supervisor/recruiter for a national temporary employment agency. She attended Ohio University, majoring in Business Administration.
 
Email: b_raffa@hotmail.com
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Joshua Crouse

Virginia Campus Site Director

Joshua is an ordained minister in the Assemblies of God as well as a graduate of Liberty University.  While attending Liberty he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Psychology with special emphasis in the areas of crisis counseling, biblical counseling, and life coaching.  He has been in active part time and full time ministry for eleven years as youth pastor, associate pastor, campus pastor, and Christian school administrator.  Currently he along with his bride of ten years, Casey, and their three children, Malachi, Alexia, and Zoe serve in Roanoke, VA.