Arkansas-Louisiana Conference New President
On March 8, in a special constituency session, Richard “Rick” C. Dye, Sr., was elected president of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference.
Dye has spent the past 35 years in ministry. He has had the privilege of serving congregations in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. For the nine months prior to his election, Dye served the conference as the Ministerial Director, Evangelism Coordinator, Sabbath School/Church Ministries Director, and interim Association Secretary.
He has also served as Executive Secretary, Director for Men’s Ministries, Planned Giving and Trust Services, Communications, Religious Liberty and Sabbath School/Church Ministries for the Oklahoma Conference. His past service includes Health Ministries and ASI Director for the Texico Conference.
Dye’s passion in ministry is telling men and women about Jesus and welcoming men and women to the family of God. An equal passion is to train, equip, encourage, and empower men and women who love the Lord to learn their passion, their gifts, and their style in ministering to people every day. Dye is a graduate of Union College and Andrews University. He and his wife, LaVonne, enjoy traveling and spending time with their adult sons and families.
Left: Richard C. Dye., Sr., (seated, second from right) sits beside his wife, LaVonne, and is surrounded by the officers and staff of the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference and Southwestern Union after his election as president.