The Reverend John D. Hill, D. Min.
The Reverend John D. Hill is the product of the A. M. E. Church parsonage. He was born in Oakland, California. Reverend Hill is the youngest of five sons born to the late Reverend Dr. H. Solomon Hill and the late Tessie P. Hill. He attended public schools in Oakland, California, N. Little Rock, Arkansas, Seattle, Washington and graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Reverend Hill received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas and continued graduate study at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Missouri. Reverend Hill taught ten years for the Missouri State Schools for the Severely Handicapped in Kansas City, Missouri and two years for the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools. He received a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology located in Kansas City, Missouri. Reverend Hill received his Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.
The title of his dissertation is: Church Revitalization through Connection, Coordination and Accountablity.
Reverend Hill has been active in the community throughout his ministry. He has served on the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs Transition Team to develop a blue print for improving academic performance of African American Public School Students for the state of New Mexico. Reverend Hill has been appointed to serve on the admissions committee for the BA/MD program at the University of New Mexico. He is also the founder and president of VISION – ABQ, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit cooperation to assist minority, underprivileged, and low income populations through educational opportunities and food assistance programs. Reverend Hill is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated.
Reverend Hill has served as pastor at Mount Olive A. M. E. Church, Emporia, Kansas; Hall’s Chapel A. M. E. Church, Newton, Kansas; and Allen Chapel A. M. E. Church, Kansas City, Missouri. Reverend Hill is currently the proud pastor of Grant Chapel in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Reverend Hill is married to Debra Hill and they have one daughter.