Disgraced Derick Dillard Works At Religious Event After Scandal

Feb. 18 2018, Updated 8:34 p.m. ET

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While his wife Jill Duggar's sisters and brothers are getting ready for their TV close ups on TLC's imminent Counting On TV premiere, Derick Dillard is leaning on his Christian faith.

Dillard, who got fired from the reality show after his shocking attacks on fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings, posted a photo on Instagram  this weekend of a religious event crowded with young people.

"Excited to serve #frdmwknd18 this weekend driving students! #liftour18," Dillard, 28, wrote as a caption for his picture.

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It referred to the Lift Tour, prayer gatherings in cities across the country run by Student Leadership University.

According to the organization's website, the event is "a world-class weekend experience that will challenge your students at all points in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires and demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle."

After Dillard's ouster from Counting On, he's been focusing on church activities in Arkansas. As Radar reported, he and wife Jill attended the religious-based "Night to Shine" event last weekend. It's run by Christian former football star Tim Tebow, and featured more than 540 churches from across the country throwing prom nights for people with special needs.

As Radar reported, TLC, the network that made the Duggar family famous, cut its ties with Jill's controversial husband Dillard after his social media posts caused shock.

Dillard had bashed one of the network's other stars, transgender girl Jazz Jennnings.

He attacked Jennings, the 17-year-old star of I Am Jazz, tweeting, "I pity Jazz."

Jennings was diagnosed with gender identity disorder at 4 years old and transitioned from a male to a female.

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Dillard previously wrote on his social media, misgendering her as male, "4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decision 2 be made by a child. It's sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what's on TV these days."

TLC announced Dillard wouldn't appear on Counting On after the outcry about his statements.

The new season will premiere on Feb. 26, with the focus shifting away from Jill to her sisters Joy-Anna and Jinger and their spouses plus her brother Joe Duggar and his wife Kendra. All three couples are expecting babies, and despite Joy-Anna's shotgun wedding scandal, she will be featured.

However, it's not known if Jill will make any Counting On appearances without her fired husband.

As Dillard is an outcast from TV, his Duggar relatives are promoting the show's upcoming season 7, which debuts in about a week!

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