In the 17th Year of Appointment to
Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles
THE REVEREND PAUL A. HILL
Rev. Hill was born in Dallas, TX and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Texas State University and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) in Pastoral Counseling and Pastoral Care from Boston University School of Theology. He honorably served in the U.S. Army for two years before completing his B.A. degree, including a year in South Korea in the Finance Corp and Chaplaincy Corp.
His first clergy appointment sent him back to North Texas State University (NTSU) where he served as campus minister at NTSU and Texas Women’s College for two years. He was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1983 and has provided pastoral leadership to congregations in Boston, New York City, Fort Worth (TX), Dallas (TX), Compton (CA), Tarzana (CA), and Los Angeles (CA).
Rev. Hill is a continuing member of the Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) and Ebony Prophets, a clergy fellowship group in Los Angeles. He serves as chair of the Strengthening the Black Church Committee for the California Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, co-chair of the Strength for the Journey (HIV/AIDS) ministry for the Los Angeles area, and co-dean of the Strength for the Journey Los Angeles area summer camp.
Rev. Hill and his wife of 33 years, Allyson, are proud parents of two young adult sons, Paul II and Andrew, who also live in Los Angeles.