Information taken from Ligonier Ministries Website
R.C. Sproul Appoints New President
Orlando, Fla., November 22, 2004 – Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, a Christian educational ministry located in Orlando, Florida, has appointed Mr. Timothy A. Dick to succeed him as president of Ligonier Ministries effective immediately.
“I am proud and excited to announce that Tim Dick has been promoted from executive vice president to president of Ligonier Ministries. This move frees me from administrative responsibilities so I can devote my time to teaching and preaching,” said Dr. Sproul. “Tim knows all aspects of the ministry and has done a superb job of running the day-to-day operation for the past few years. The board and I have total confidence in his ability and his devotion to the mission of Ligonier Ministries.”
Dr. Sproul founded Ligonier Ministries in 1971 and will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. In addition to his teaching and preaching responsibilities both at his church and at conferences, Dr. Sproul will continue writing. He is currently working on a commentary to The Westminster Confession of Faith and a curriculum plan to help develop future church leaders.
“As I accept the responsibilities of President of Ligonier Ministries, I am humbled by the trust and encouragement the board of directors and Dr. Sproul have given me,” said Mr. Dick. “I am grateful for the opportunity to carry forward the vision of Dr. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Having led a restructuring effort of Ligonier Ministries over the past four years, I believe this will propel us into a future of promise as God continues to richly bless this ministry.”
Under Mr. Dick’s leadership as executive vice president for the past four years, the organization was restructured and the ministry’s financial position improved significantly. Also during that time, Mr. Dick has overseen the expansion of the ministry, which includes the recent acquisition of Soli Deo Gloria Ministries and a new product development cycle that will further underscore its commitment to serve the local church with excellent Christian educational resources.
As president, Mr. Dick plans to continue with the expansion of international translations, radio broadcasts, and the placement of strategic global distribution centers in Latin, Central and South America, Germany, and the Ukraine. “What we do is necessary for a dying world and Ligonier has the most sound and largest collection of classical Christian education materials in the world,” said Mr. Dick. “The ability to lead the ministry is a great privilege, and I believe we have many more years of exciting growth ahead.”
Prior to working at Ligonier, Mr. Dick was a technical recruiter for eleven years with his own company, the R.K. Michaels Corporation, a specialized executive search firm working in the plastics and molding industry. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Dick and his wife, Sherrie, have been married for 25 years and have three children, Kaki (Kelly), Ryan, and Michael. Sherrie, Kaki, and Ryan all currently work at Ligonier Ministries in various departments. The Dick family lives in Longwood, Fla.