Darrell Gilyard

Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL

Victory Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas

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COURT OF CONVICTION:Duval County, 2009

OUTCOME: Registered sex offender in Florida for two 2009 convictions of lewd and lascivious molestation of two teenage girls, one between 12 and 15 years old and another under 16. He went back to work at another church in 2012 after serving a three-year prison term. Worked at a large church in Dallas County in the 1990s, but he left the state for Florida after being publicly accused of molesting young congregants, according to articles published by the Dallas Morning News.”

Source: Houston Chronicle Abuse of Faith Database


See also:

Mom accuses pastor of sending lewd texts to daughter,” Florida Times-Union (AP), 12/24/07

Pastor Darrell Gilyard takes leave from Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church,” Fox30 News, 12/22/07 (with video)

One-time SBC rising star in spotlight for sexual text messages,” EthicsDaily, 12/26/07

SNAP leader says sex offender database might have stopped accused predator,” EthicsDaily, 12/28/07

Interview with another accuser, Tiffany Croft, CBS-47 (video) (and see Tiffany Croft’s blog)

The downfall of a pastor,” Dallas Morning News, 7/14/91

SNAP Note:  According to a 1991 Austin American Statesman article, Darrell Gilyard’s Texas church was SBC-affiliated. News articles describe former SBC president Paige Patterson as having been Gilyard’s “mentor.” Jerry Vines, who “agreed to forgive” Gilyard, is also a former SBC president.


  1. Mark R

    I remember when Gilyard spoke at a church where I was a member, long before any of these stories came out. (Sadly, the church was nearly taken over by Bill Gothard families — I left before the inevitable split — and is now hardcore Reformed, part of Founders and 9Marks.)

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