Gospel artist and choir master Ricky Dillard has been diagnosed with sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a disease involving abnormal collections of inflammatory cells that can form as nodules in multiple organs. The granulomas are most often located in the lungs or its associated lymoh notes, but any organ can be affected.
"Since I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis and was treated, I haven't experienced any health issues whatsoever. So, I credit the victory at this juncture to the grace of God," Dillard told Rolling Out magazine recently. "I was treated for 3-4 months after my diagnosis and I have been 100 percent healthy ever since. I thank God for the discovery of what was afflicting me and the treatment I received."
Dillard added, "by His stripes I am now healed!"
Sickness has not prevented the choir director from singing and praising God. Dillard is currently planning his next album release. The recording artist insists that God's grace enables him to top charts after spending 25 years in the business.
"It's unmerited, undeserved, unearned and unsettling at times, but it is because of grace, that I am here. It isn't because I'm the greatest singer or the most talented musician," Dillard told The Christian Post earlier this year. "I am a man that looks to be a successful ambassador for the kingdom of God. I believe because my agenda has always been to lift Him and help others...He allows me to still be able to work at this level...and I am thankful."