By Roy Hayhurst
Director of Denominational and Public Relations , GuideStone Financial Resources
DALLAS — D. Hance Dilbeck Jr. was unanimously elected GuideStone president-elect during a called meeting of the GuideStone Trustee Board on May 20. Dilbeck, executive director-treasurer of Oklahoma Baptists since 2018, accepted the call and gave thanks to the Lord, his family and trustees for the opportunity to serve at GuideStone.
Dilbeck will serve alongside current GuideStone president O.S. Hawkins beginning this summer, and will officially begin work as president-elect on July 1. Trustees and GuideStone anticipate a period of transition between Hawkins and Dilbeck starting this summer and culminating in Hawkins becoming President Emeritus and Dilbeck becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in the first quarter of 2022.
Steve Dighton, the retired pastor of Lenexa (Kan.) Baptist Church and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, said the committee bathed the process in prayer to seek out the Lord’s candidate in this process. [Read more…]