PASTOR LINWOOD DILLARD
Authentic, Compassionate, Organic, and Uniquely Gifted are only a small fraction of words that the dictionary provides as a verbal description of Linwood Dillard, Jr.
This national evangelist, vision engineer, and 21st century ministry leader is changing the world with an impactful messages of deliverance, hope, and success. His powerful preaching style, uncanny leadership skills, and business-based background are seamlessly sown together to permit this ministry giant to succeed in any arena of life.
Pastor Dillard’s national reach emanates from the sanctuary of the Citadel of Deliverance Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in Memphis, Tennessee, where he leads and pastors one of the city’s fast-growing churches and rapidly emerging gospel choirs. Through his evangelistic and pastoral ministries, he has fostered a platform that transcends economical, racial, social, and religious barriers.
Dillard is the author of the inspirational literary gem, “Engineering Your Vision: Seven Principles For Obtaining Ultimate Success In Every Area Of Your Life.” This book is a necessary life tool that ignites the fire of spiritual purpose, vision, and growth that is sure to change the lives of people and organizations in all areas and aspects of life. As the “Vision Engineer,” Linwood Dillard’s passion for leading others along the journey to building a sound life, that will ultimately change their lives and the lives of others, is an attribute that cannot be overlooked.
With an educated, anointed, and accomplished resume of monumental successes are notable and numerous, past and present:
Chairman, International COGIC AIM Convention
Member, City of Memphis Faith In Action Steering Committee
Member, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Advisory Board
Recording Artist and Executive Producer – “Pastor Linwood Dillard Presents Churchin’ With The Citadel”
Chaplain, Shelby County Board of Commissioners
Chaplain, Memphis City Council
Former Executive Assistant to the Bishop, Tennessee Central (TC) Jurisdiction COGIC
President, COGIC International Youth Department
President, TC Jurisdictional AIM Convention
President, TC Jurisdictional Youth Department
Member, TC Board of Ordination
Executive Secretary, COGIC International Youth Department
Superintendent, Memphis District Southeast COGIC
Assistant Secretary, COGIC Tithing Fund
Featured in EBONY Magazine as one of “30 Young Leaders Under 30”
Pastor Dillard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He also studied at Christian Brothers University pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Management. He has also been recipient of numerous awards, resolutions and proclamations, and citations for his ministerial, social, academic, and community involvement and achievements.
Out of all of Pastor Dillard’s accomplishments, the greatest of these is that he is happily married to his wife and best friend, Stephanie Marie Dillard. They are the proud and loving parents of three beautiful children, Faith Marie, Joy Marie, and Linwood, III.