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ourpastorVice-Presiding Bishop Earley Dillard

Bishop Earley Dillard is a man of God, a Bishop and Pastor who stands firmly on the Word of God, a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Bishop Dillard was born and educated in Martinsville/Henry County, Virginia. He studied at the Virginia Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia, received his Doctorate of Divinity from the School of Bible Theology Seminary and University, Riverside, California. He is married to the
former Janice Dodson. They have a daughter, Tonia Dillard Cannady, a son-in-law, Bishop Eric Cannady (Pastor of Atlanta Metro WOTC, Stone Mountain, GA), and three grandchildren, Lincia Brooke Cannady, Christian Dillard Cannady and Ashton Dillard Cannady all of Snellville, Georgia.

Bishop Dillard became a member of the Shiloh Way of the Cross Church of Christ at the age of seven. He was baptized by the Founder and Pastor, the late Bishop H. C. Eggleston, and was filled with the Holy Ghost shortly afterwards. After graduating High School, he enlisted into the United States Air force where he served for four years. His tour of duty included a year in the Republic of Vietnam. He became a professional truck driver after returning home from Vietnam.

Bishop Dillard was called into the ministry in 1970 under the leadership of Bishop H. C. Eggleston. He worked fervently in the church proving faithful in the work of the ministry. In 1984, after the death of Bishop Eggleston, he became the Pastor of the Shiloh WOTC Church of Christ. He was formally consecrated Pastor on June 8, 1985. With a determination to see souls saved and lead the people of God on to higher plains, Bishop Dillard has gone on to lift up the name of Jesus, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through radio ministry and in his travels throughout the world. He is Apostolic all the way! Through his dynamic preaching and teaching, the congregation of Shiloh has continued to grow, with souls being saved and baptized in Jesus name. To God be the Glory!

In 2006, Bishop Dillard was consecrated to the Executive Board of Bishop’s at the Way of the Cross 62nd Holy Convocation at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.  He was consecrated Co Vice Presiding Bishop of the Way of the Cross Church of Christ International during the 66th Holy Convocation at the Gaylord National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland in August 2010.

He is also Chairman of the Pastoral Council, a Trustee Board Member, Virginia Diocese Bishop, and Bishop over the Way of the Cross Churches in Africa and the United Kingdom. He has served as Secretary of the National Board of Trustees, and Vice Chairman of the Pastoral Council, President of the National Youth for Christ, Auxiliary Bishop of the National Youth for Christ, and the State Bishop of the WOTC Church in Alaska.

Bishop Dillard has been an inspiration and a great example throughout the community, the Shiloh WOTC Church and the Way of the Cross Organization. The greatest blessing during his ministry and teachings has been the spiritual growth of the church. Bishop Dillard’s motto: “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” –Proverbs 3:6

On behalf of the entire Shiloh Way of the Cross Church family, we want to thank you for visiting our website. We trust that you will find it informative, inviting, as well as warm and friendly.

Blessings to you in Jesus name!
~Bishop Dillard