Dilday to Serve as Pastor of FBC Richmond
Upon the retirement of Dr. Peter James Flamming, Dr. Russell Dilday will serve as Interim Pastor of FBC Richmond from January 14th through Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007.
From FBC Richmond's website...
Dr. Dilday is currently Chancellor of the B.H. Caroll Theological Institute in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. He served as President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth from 1978 to 1994...
In recent years, Dr. Dilday has served as interim pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas; First Baptist in Arlington, Texas; and First Baptist in Plano Texas.Before his election as President of Southwestern Seminary, he was Pastor of Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta. Dr. Dilday was the founding Pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston.
Among his many honors and recognitions, Dr. Dilday was named Texas Baptist Elder Statesman in June, 2000 and was the recipient of Baylor University's George W. Truett Distinguished Church Service Award in 2004.
Many remember Dr. Russell Dilday as the enormously popular, longtime President of SWBTS who was fired and locked out of his own office only a day after receiving the highest possible job evaluation from the fundamentalist Board of Trustees. Dilday's unChrist-like firing marked perhaps the lowest moment in the history of the Fundamentalist Takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention.