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David W. Dillon

Network Superintendent 
President, AD-SOM

   David Dillon, an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God, serves as the Superintendent of the Appalachian Ministry Network and as the President of the Appalachian District School of Ministry (AD-SOM). He began his tenure in July 2011 after 13 years of ministry as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of the network. He also serves as a member of the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God and has served as the president of the national fellowship of Assemblies of God District Secretaries and Treasurers.

     Prior to this season of network ministry, Reverend Dillon was the senior pastor of Faith Assembly of God in Ferrum, Virginia. His pastorate there followed seven and one-half years of ministry as the Youth and Christian Education Director of the Appalachian Ministry Network. He also served as youth pastor of Life Church (formerly Glad Tidings Assembly of God) in Roanoke, Virginia, and organized the church’s child care center (now Life Academy) and served as its first director from 1985-1988.

     Reverend Dillon earned a Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, graduating in 1983. His major was in Bible, with a minor in Christian Education. He also holds a Teacher’s Diploma from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association. He served as a member of the university’s Board of Trustees from 1998-2006 and 2011-2016. Reverend Dillon currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bethel College in Hampton, Virginia, a position he has held since 2013.

     From 2011-2015 Reverend Dillon served as president of the Association of Assemblies of God District Schools of Ministry (ADSOM), a network of ministry training programs serving approximately 4,000 students throughout the denomination. He is primarily responsible for the development of the District School of Ministry concept, now implemented in a majority of the districts of the Assemblies of God. He continues to serve as an advocate for the movement and a consultant/advisor to interested districts and those with schools in operation.

     Reverend Dillon is married to his youth camp sweetheart, Lisa. They have two children and three grandchildren. The Dillons reside in Princeton, West Virginia.