Alvin Dillard

Chaplain at Killeen Police Department

Location:
3304 Community Blvd., Killeen, Texas, United States
Company:
Killeen Police Department
HQ Phone:
(254) 501-8830
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Last Updated 11/25/2014

General Information

Employment History

Executive Director  - The Christian Assistance Network

President  - Building Stone Bible College

Education

Bay Ridge Christian College

Bachelors  - Religious Education , Houston Graduate School of Theology

Master of Arts  - Pastoral Studies and Christian Education , Minnesota Graduate School of Theology

Ph.D.  - 

honorary Ph.D.  - Christian Counseling and Christian Education , Building Stone Bible College

Affiliations

Board Member  - KPD L.E.A.F

Co-Founder  - In His Steps

Member of the Leon Valley Critical Incident Stress Management Team  - American Red Cross

Pastor  - Faith Community Church

Web References  

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=30861

Chaplain Alvin Dillard talks with the lone jailer at the Killeen Police Department.
Dillard, who has been KPD chaplain for the past eight years, spends much of his time sharing with the department's jailers. Herald/DAVID MORRIS With no official office at the downtown police station, Chaplain Alvin Dillard uses vacant rooms to talk with officers in need of counseling. Once the new police station in southern Killeen is done, Dillard will have his own office and a more comfortable setting for those who wish to stop by and talk about their issues. The Killeen Police Department has openings for three chaplain volunteers, but Alvin Dillard is its only one. His background as a former officer gives him an advantage as chaplain, but it's not required for the job. Dillard's role with KPD isn't about fighting crime, but supporting those who do. He provides emotional and sometimes spiritual counseling to officers and their families, as well as victims, sometimes even delivering death notices for officers to victim's families. "I have a deep respect and care about each of the officers and command staff and personnel in the department. It's giving back a little more to them than they gave to me," Dillard said of returning the blessings law enforcement gave to his life by supporting Killeen's officers. Dillard, 63, pastor at Faith Community Church of God, has approximately 15 years experience in law enforcement, including a 10-day stint as police chief in Valentine, Neb. He left that job because of city politics. He has also been a deputy sheriff in Kansas City, Mo., after becoming a police officer at 21, when he left the Navy. When Officer Jason Wright drowned Dec. 7, Dillard's first priority was supporting Wright's wife and children. Dillard waited at Stillhouse Hollow Lake and then supported divers when Wright's body was recovered, he said. "Officers go through things a lot more personal than many people do. They usually develop a very close bond with one or two people within a shift or group," Dillard said. Dillard moved to Killeen in 1999 from Houston. He began pastoring in 1981 after experiencing a spiritual change when he married his wife. He started college at 40 and has a degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. He worked as a Metroplex Hospital chaplain for six years before being accepted to KPD two years ago. Dillard is the co-founder of the Christian Assistance Network, which helps people with electric and water service, along with rent payments and job search skills. He also works with Boy Scouts in the area. "He gives all his heart and loyalty to whatever he's serving," said Dillard's wife, Sun Ye, who admits she's no stranger to seeing her husband get up in the middle of the night to go out on police calls. "He's a godly man, a good counselor and a good pastor." Dillard also counsels individuals on probation and parole and /or battling substance abuse, he said. "Whatever I do, I'm hoping I'll have at least a small imprint with the life I've lived and in some small way someone will have been blessed from it and have been a better person," he said. Dillard said the chaplain service he provides at KPD shows the city's commitment to building a healthy community that can't be calculated in dollars. "I don't think you can pay for it," Dillard said. "There's not enough money.

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Dr. Alvin Dillard currently serves as Pastor of Faith Community Church and is the President of Building Stone Bible College in Killeen, TX.
He began pastoral service in 1981 in Kansas. He attended Bay Ridge Christian College in Kendelton, Texas earning a Bachelors in Religious Education; Houston Graduate School of Theology earning a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies and Christian Education; and he has an honorary Ph.D. in Christian Counseling and Christian Education from Building Stone Bible College, which is an associate school of Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. He is co-founder of In His Steps, a Faith Based Counseling and Restorative Therapy Center in Killeen and Belton, Texas. He has taught 6 years in Christian Schools and has served as a Principal in Houston, TX. He holds a Professional teacher certification with the Association of Christian Schools International and is certified to provide CEUs through them. He has also been on the faculty of Bay Ridge Christian College as an adjunct professor and served as the director of an off campus program sponsored by Mid America Bible College in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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