The Board of Directors
Rev. Larry George
Larry is a graduate of Andersvonville Theological Seminary with his Masters in Pastoral Counseling. He is responsible to maintain a yearly budget, promotes the ministry of Siloam by speaking in churches and organizations. He does the fund raising, is editor of the bi-monthly newsletter, pursues the building phases with contractors, and is available to encourage and meet the needs of missionary guests.
Rev. David Jackson
Duties: Vice President and Chairman of the Board
Has served on the board as vice president since Siloam Missionary Homes began. He is senior pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Goldsboro, NC. Pastor Jackson serves on the board “because it is a ministry to neglected group, our missionaries, when home on furlough. It provides rest, family togetherness and a time of spiritual renewal. SMH is about people, our people, whom we support to carry the Gospel to the world.”
Duties: Corporate Secretary
Has served as corporate secretary on the Board of Directors since it began in 1992. She grew up as a missionary kid in Brazil, and graduated from New Tribes Bible institute. Having been raised as an MK, “I understand what missionaries face as they return from the foreign field during furlough. I believe that SMH is providing a much needed place of rest where missionary families can ‘put it all back together.’”
Duties: Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Personal: He and his wife, Pam, have three daughters, Teresa, Sara and Paige. He attended UNCCH and is employed as a Certified Public Accountant. He and his family are members of Apple's Chapel Christian Church. Ray says, “After having the opportunity to go on mission work teams, I wanted to help those who had given so much to go on a foreign mission field.”
Mike and his wife, Abbey, have three children. They are full time staff at Siloam Missionary Homes. He and his family attend New Covenant Fellowship Church in Graham, NC. Mike is a graduate of Norfolk Technical College and also attended Word of Life Bible Institute. He develops promotional aspects of the ministry and is responsible for all activities in the Family Center. Mike believes in what SMH is doing and desires to serve the Lord any way he can.
Tom, his wife and three children are members of Maple Grove Church, Topeka, Indiana, where they have been involved in youth ministries for 25 years. He and Doris have brought work teams to Siloam for 10 years and look forward to continuing that tradition. He works for the Cherokee RV division of Forest River, employed with them for over 12 years. "If there is ever a place where the hand of God was so obviously present, Siloam Missionary Homes is that place. Miracles of provision; miracles of healing; miracles of protection; miracles of life-changing salvation. I have seen them all and consider it a privilege to be involved with such an organization." Tom has previously served on the Board of Directors of Siloam Missionary Homes.
Jesse is a licensed professional engineer for the state of North Carolina and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at NCSU in 1977. He is Senior Engineer, Engineering and Construction Services, IBM Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC. He has served as Deacon, SS Teacher, Children's Church worker, Finance Committee at his home church, Bethel Baptist in Graham, NC. He is also an active member of the Gideon's International, serving as Regional Program Leader Faith Fund Central Region. He is a member of the Appalachian Bible College Board of Directors. He and his wife of 31 years, Debbie, have two sons.
Robby Dilmore is host of the radio show, Christian Car Guy, on WTRU. He has 35 years in the retail automobile business, and was the dealer principal and majority stock holder of a Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep store for 10 years until Jan 2008. The Christian Car Guy show started when he was still running his dealership in 2006 and now the show is entering its 3rd year, Robby works full time for Truth Broadcasting with his three radio shows, Christian Car Guy, Robby's Hobbies, and Christian Swap Shop.
Robby came to know Christ in 1991 and has actively studied to apply his faith and love for Jesus Christ to the business he loves. He and his wife, Tammy, are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem. He is the producer of the show that Larry & Joyce host, A Place Missionaries Call Home.
Gwen Davis and her husband, Dallas, have a heart for missions. In the early 1990's they began to attend mission conferences and God stirred their hearts for missions. Gwen has been involved in promoting and coordinating mission trips and has participated in several mission trips. "I have come to know and love many missionary families around the world. I have been made keenly aware of the many challenges these famlies face. In order to keep missionaries on the field, we must take every opportunity to meet their personal needs. Serving on the Board of Siloam Missionary Homes gives me the chance to be a small part of ministering in this way."
Dr. Davis Goodman
Dr. Goodman is a retired E-9 Chief Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force (24 years). Professor/Director of Missionary Aviation - Piedmont Baptist College (1975-1984), Founder and President of Missionary Aviation Institute (1979 -1984) (2005 - present) and Development Officer, fund raising (1975 - present). Licensed as an Airline Transport Pilot with over 3,000 hours as a commercial pilot and flight instructor, he has a Master of Science - Aerospace Technology and Ph.D. - Business Development and Aeronautics Professor - University of Alaska (1972 - 1973). He and his wife, Sarah, are members of Harvest Baptist Church in Burlington, NC.
Tony has been employed by Gold Toe Moretz for 20 years and his current position is Director of Production Planning. He has served in management positions for 30 years. He and his wife, Becky are members of Holly Hill Baptist Church where he has served as Sunday School Teacher, deacon and leader of Baptist Men. He has served as a construction volunteer/leader each year for World Changers and NC Baptist Men Disaster Recovery. "Through volunteer missions at Siloam, I have come to love this ministry and believe it serves a major need for missionaries to relax and refuel their ministries." Tony has served previously on the Siloam Board of Directors.
Tina and her family attend Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Snow Camp. She serves on the nursery committee, teach children’s church and helps on Wednesday night with the youth. “The Lord has shown me so much thru working with the youth. Children see the world so different than we adults do. They have such amazing faith and it has shown me not to be afraid to put myself out there for everyone to see. I love talking with them and they can teach you so much when in fact you were suppose to be teaching them. I love doing the Lord’s work in whatever way he leads me.”
As my husband would say “I would help anybody in any way I can.” I love to serve on the Board of Siloam Missionary Homes. I have been involved with Siloam for as long as I can remember and have always loved working there. I love meeting all the new missionaries and listening to where they have been and what the Lord has done.
Paul is one of our own MK’s. His parents are missionaries in Papua New Guinea. He lived here at SMH for 2 years, married a local girl and has settled in Haw River. He works for UPS and Lowe’s and has two children.
Duties: Board Member Emeritus
Gary was Project Engineer for eight years before he went home to be with the Lord in June 2002. He was responsible to help plan future development of SMH, working with blueprints, building inspectors. Personal: He and his wife, Sherry, have one daughter. He attended NCSU and was a professional engineer and land surveyor, owner of Simmons Engineering and Surveying. He was a deacon at Kerr’s Chapel Baptist Church. Gary “felt a calling to answer an urgent need for the most deserving missionaries.”
Duties: Board Member Emeritus and Co-Founder
Wilbur served as a missionary with New Tribes Mission for 35 years and was co-founder of Siloam Missionary Homes. He was actively involved at Siloam until he went home to be with the Lord in May, 2003. He told us, “I know by experience what it is to come home on furlough and not have a place to call home. Although Christians are most gracious and hospitable, missionaries need to have a place where they can establish a normal home life as a family.”