Most who know Dr. Tim Hill are acquainted with the leadership posts to which he has been elected or assigned within the Church of God: pastor, state overseer, International Executive Committee member, and director of World Missions. But the depth of Tim Hill goes beyond his impressive Church of God resume.
Tim Hill’s roots lie deep in the heart of Texas, gospel music, and family. He was born in Levelland, Texas, where his father was a pastor and he was saved at the age of seven. For relaxation, Brother Hill loves the mountains and fishing. His passion for Southern Gospel music began at an early age. He recorded his first song at age 16 and since then has been involved in 23 recording projects and authored more than 150 gospel songs. His accomplished musical career has taken him across the country where he has ministered in song to thousands in concerts and church services. One of his recordings, “He’s Still in the Fire,” was voted as Song of the Year in 1991 by Christian Voice Magazine.
He will tell you his first love in life is Paula, his wife of 37 years. Paula also grew up in Texas where they married in Fort Worth in 1979. Two years later, Tim received his license and launched his ministry at the age of 17. Today, The Hills have three daughters that have since made them proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
Between appointments in his early years of ministry, Tim Hill was a sought-after evangelist, preaching for revivals throughout the United States and various foreign countries as well as youth camps, camp meetings, and convocations. His evangelistic preaching style is still in demand today, as demonstrated by his appearance at numerous camp meetings each summer.
Tim Hill’s pastoral ministry includes two pastorates. First, in Keller, Texas from 1982-1984, and later, in Danville, Virginia, where he led the Riveroak Church of God as senior pastor. In those seven years, the Riveroak Church experienced tremendous growth and outreach, and his leadership further galvanized his prospect for future leadership in the Church of God.
An appointment to Oklahoma as state overseer would come from the Church of God Executive Committee in 1996, the same year he was first elected to the Council of Eighteen. In 1999, he accepted an appointment to lead the Church of God in Southern Ohio as state overseer. Then, in 2004, Tim Hill was elected to the Church of God International Executive Committee as secretary general. He would serve for two years in that post until being elevated to second assistant general overseer in 2006. Two years later the International General Assembly would confirm his nomination to first assistant where he would serve out his eight- year tenure until 2012. While first assistant, Tim Hill gained valuable knowledge as the liaison to the Division of World Evangelization—a role that would prove invaluable as preparation for the next period of his life. In summarizing the four years as director of Church of God World Missions, Tim Hill characterizes it as, “among the most challenging, yet fulfilling assignments I’ve ever had, in some ways even excelling my years as a pastor and my service on the International Executive Committee. These past four years have had a major and deeply spiritual effect on me.”
In 2016, Tim Hill was elected as the 27th General Overseer of the Church of God and has characterized his vision for the worldwide church in the FINISH Commitment. “I am calling on every member of the Church of God to embrace the commitment to engage in Great Commission ministry, beginning with their Jerusalem, then to their Judea and Samaria, and ultimately to the uttermost parts of the earth. Everyone has a platform in ministry. Again, I emphasize, everyone!"
Pine Valley welcomes Tim Hill back to Wilmington, NC for the first time in six years! He will be ministering on Sunday morning, September 30, 2018 at 10:30 AM. Plan NOW to join us so that you don't miss the powerful preaching and anointed singing of Dr. Tim Hill!