Dr. Hance Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, will deliver OBU’s chapel message Wednesday, Nov. 14. The service will take place at 10 a.m. in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium. Before assuming his current role earlier this year with the BGCO, Dilbeck served as the senior pastor at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City from 2003 to 2018.
Dilbeck is an OBU alumnus, graduating in 1987. He has previously served on the OBU board of trustees, spoken in chapel services, and delivered the OBU commencement address. In 2017, he was the recipient of OBU’s Alumni Achievement Award, given in recognition of outstanding life service which has brought honor to the recipient’s alma mater.
He was born and raised in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and graduated from Pawhuska High School. Following his time as a student at OBU, he earned two advanced degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity in 1992 and a Doctor of Ministry in 2002. He served as a pastor in Oklahoma churches for more than 30 years. He and his wife Julie have been married for 32 years and have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren.
While Dilbeck was at Quail Springs Baptist Church, the church tripled its size, led the entire Southern Baptist Convention in Cooperative Program giving, and played an active part in 32 church planting efforts and one church revitalization effort. He has also served in many other areas of denominational work, having been the featured preacher for Falls Creek Youth Camp, chairman of the board of trustees at OBU, chairman of the board of trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, second vice-president of the Southern Baptist Convention, president of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and chairman of the board of trustees for the International Mission Board.
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