Appalachian Connection


  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 presently serves as a member of the university's Board of Trustees and did so prior from 1998-2006. In addition to his service to Southeastern, Reverend Dillon is a member of the Board of Directors of Bethel College in Hampton, Virginia.

      Reverend Dillon also serves as the president of the Association of Assemblies of God District Schools of Ministry, 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 being implemented in several districts of the Assemblies of God. He serves as a consultant and 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 one grandchild. The Dillons reside in Princeton, West Virginia. News & Information