Rev. Nelson & Marie Kimberly
Senior Pastor & Minister of Music
Rev. Roy Cordell
Rev. William. Roy Cordell has served as associate pastor at the Dilworth Church of God for almost twenty five years. Pastor Roy currently serves as a member of our Church and Pastor's Council. Prior to joining our staff as Associate Pastor, Pastor Roy served as Senior Pastor of the Altoona, Montevallo and Trussville Churches of God. Pastor Roy also taught our Adult Sunday School class for over twenty years.
Pastor Nelson and Marie Kimberly have been serving as lead pastors of the Dilworth Church of God for almost 15 years. Pastor Kimberly is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and has pastored and evangelized throughout the state of Alabama for over the last three decades and has also ministered in Honduras. He currently serves on the Alabama Church of God State Softball Committee. Pastor Kimberly has been instrumental in the development of the House of Refuge Food Bank that to date has served almost 90,000 clients and is the founder of Crossroads Men's Center, our residential sober living center for men recovering from addiction.
Pastor Kimberly and Marie have been married for 34 years and have one son, Andrew, his wife, Ashley, and grandchildren, Lexi, Hannah and Hudson. Andrew and Ashley are presently serving as the Athletic Directors of the Dilworth Church of God. Sis. Marie is currently serving as the Minister of Music. She has been involved in music programs playing the piano and organ for church choirs since the age of eleven. Sis. Marie also serves as the church and pastor's secretary and as a board member for the local Women's Ministry. Sis. Marie graduated the nursing program at Central Alabama State College in 1980 and worked full time as an LPN until 1995 when she felt led to leave the nursing field to join her husband full time in the ministry. Both Pastor and Sis. Kimberly graduated the Church of God Ministerial Internship Program over 30 years ago and have studied education in Lewisville, Texas and are presently Board Certified teachers in the Accelerated Christian Education school curriculum. Pastor and Sis. Marie love the Dilworth Church of God congregation and are happy to be a part of such a great family and are looking forward to many more years of serving God and the people at Dilworth.
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The Reverend Denise L. Gilliland was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up on the East Coast as a military dependent. She completed her undergraduate studies in Nursing, Associate Degree of Applied Science, from Jefferson State Junior College in 1978. For thirty (30) years, she was employed as a Registered Nurse in various areas of nursing involving heavily in counseling. In 2008, Reverend Gilliland entered Exhorter’s classes in Birmingham, Alabama, to begin formal study for the ministry. She completed her Ministerial Internship Program and became an Ordained Minister in 2010. She has served as Sunday School Teacher for the past 25 years. She has also served as Youth worker for several years. Reverend Gilliland serves as one of the Board Members for House of Refuge Food Bank and as a Liaison for Education for Cross Road’s Mens Center. She shares the responsibility as Pastor of Christian Education with her spouse, Reverend Billy J. Gilliland.
The Reverend Billy J. Gilliland was born in Jasper, Alabama and grew up in south, Florida. He attended North Florida Junior College in Madison, Florida and completed his Licensed Practical Nursing certificate in 1971. He then served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman in Millington, Tennessee till 1973. He completed his undergraduate studies in Nursing at Samford University with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1975 and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Alabama in 2007. For thirty-eight (38) years, he was employed as a Registered Nurse in various areas of Nursing. He also was a Nursing instructor with Bevill State Community College in Jasper, Alabama. In 2008, Reverend Gilliland entered Exhorter’s classes in Birmingham, Alabama, to begin formal study for the ministry. He completed his Ministerial Internship Program and became an Ordained Minister in 2011.He has served as Sunday School Superintendent for the past 18 years at Dilworth Church of God. He is also serving as Program Director of House of Refuge Food Bank since 2004. He is also Educational Liaison for Cross Road’s Mens Center. Serving on Pastor’s Council for the past 18 years. Reverend Gilliland shares the responsibility of Pastor of Christian Education with his spouse, Reverend Denise L. Gilliland.
Rev. Lee & Cassie Leatherwood
Rev. Billy and Rev. Denise Gilliand
Rev. Kendall & Lenzi Beck
Rev. Lee & Cassie Leatherwood currently serve the Dilworth Church of God as Children's Pastors. They have served in Children's Ministry together for the last 19 years. They have been a part of the Dilworth family since 2003.
Pastor Lee grew up in Rainbow City in northeast Alabama and Mrs. Cassie just a few miles away in Ashville. They attended the Rainbow City Church of God (now CityChurch Gadsden) as teenagers where Pastor Lee would begin his ministry as a Sunday School teacher, audio/video technician and youth leader. Both of them were avidly involved in children's ministry, outreach ministry and the music ministry.
Shortly after getting married in August 1998, they moved to the South Gadsden (now Safe Harbor) Church of God where they would serve as directors of the young adult ministry. While there, Pastor Lee also served on the Church & Pastor's Council, as the Vice President of the Men's Fellowship and was a member of the finance committee.
In 2001, God opened the door for Pastor Lee & Cassie to take their first position as Children's Pastor at Living Water Ministries Church of God in Ashville. They served in that role until 2003 when they joined the Dilworth family. In the early days at Dilworth, Pastor Lee served as the Director of Media & Technology, a role where he still works and Mrs. Cassie was the church secretary. Now an Ordained Minister, Pastor Lee and Cassie began serving as Children's Pastors in 2009 when they began their formal training in ministry.