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Bishop EH Hill was born May 6, 1947, near Danley Cross Road (five Point) community in Elba Alabama to the late Gladys Hill and Ezekiel Hill. He was the third child born to this union. His mother said “it was always something different about him”. Bishop attended Fleeta School in Covington County. He retired from Dorsey Trailer’s after working 33 years. Bishop had a love for horses and the outdoors. He told many stories of his upbringing, of what he called the “olden days.” On September 22, 1970, he joined in Holy Matrimony to Dorothy Mitchell. Through this union together they had thirteen children. In 1979 he became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Enterprise Alabama. He was under the leadership of the late Evangelist Emma Foster and overseer of this establishment the late Bishop A. Bailey of Rochester NY. Bishop Hill was baptized in the name of Jesus and later received the gift of the Holy Ghost. He served as a faithful member, and deacon while working hard to build up the church, which included washing cars on Saturday’s and selling BBQ dinners. He had a yearning for the word of God and with only a third-grade education would spend hours in a day having his son Ernest reading the scriptures of the bible also at this time he enrolled in night classes so that he would be able to read and study the bible for himself. After serving many years as a Deacon He was later ordained to Minster E.H. Hill. In 1985 he had a vision to start his own work for the Lord, which started in his mother’s (Gladys Hill) apartment. He made sure service was conducted as if he was inside of a church. Bishop always was about decency and keeping the order that meant dressing accordingly. Tthese church services would go on until the Lord blessed him to move in a very small building on highway 84 of Elba Alabama, and later relocating to 649 Thomas Street, The Church of Jesus Christ. There he was told this building, which originally was an old house wasn’t fit to have church services but, Elder I. Bailey encouraged him saying” Son you’ve got yourself something here, you have the vision Keep working.” So, he kept serving as a true dedicated member of The True Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ incorporated within this organization. During the early years Bishop EH Hill would tell the story of his desire to serve as the great men before him while sitting in the back of the church observing how they served. Over the years through his dedication and his love for the people of God, the Lord began to bless him. He was ordained to Elder EH Hill. During this time in his ministry, he would travel many years to support the late Elder Ivan Bailey and the saints of Montgomery Al. Elder I. Bailey was a big encouragement to him in his early ministry. Also he would travel to Pensacola Fl, these were small churches in the organization and Bishop Hill truly believed in unity and would often remind the saints “where there are two or three gathered, the Lord would be in the mist.” The Lord later elevated him into becoming a Bishop, still serving as a very humble and faithful servant, showing the love and concern for the people of God. In 2011 he became the presiding Bishop of The True Apostolic Churches of Jesus Christ Incorporated of Rochester NY, while still pastoring his local church in Elba Alabama. A few years later Bishop later had a vision and wanted to start a work in Opp, Alabama. This work started with a three-day street meeting. April 12, 2017, on Harding Street, His first message “You don’t have to wait, you can have it now,” second message “Have you Heard, “third message “Are you really covered?” and later that year he was very proud to incorporate the establishment of Cornerstone Church of Jesus Christ, 303 Barnes Street Opp, Alabama. First message he preached “Will you stand for it?” Last message preached “Check Your Ticket”. Over 40 years Bishop EH Hill, through his ministries he has touched many lives, as a true man of God and was well known for his wisdom. One of his favorite quotes “If I can’t help you, I won’t do you no harm.” The Lord made a way for many years for Bishop to travel and work alongside the saints, to serve and support all the churches of the organization. For instance a small young people picnic In Florida or anywhere was just as important to him to be there as the yearly organization meetings. He spent countless hours praying, counseling, and encouraging the saints. As for his natural family, whom he cared for and loved deeply, he would show that his love for the work of God was very important and that he was a servant of God, and he would be shared among many. If he could speak now, it would be, “Let the works I’ve done speak for me, I fought a good fight and kept the faith until the end.”
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Gladys Stoudemire Hill and Ezekiel Hill, one brother; A.C. Hill, two sisters; Hattie Hill, Evangelist Mary Coleman, one son; Willie Hill, one grandson; Birricus Malando Hill, whom he loved dearly.
He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his loving memories: his devoted wife; Evangelist Dorothy M. Hill, children; Ernest (Andrea)Hill, Jackie (Brian)Burks, Ricky Hill, Carolyn (Michael) Jones of Rochester NY, Dianna (Robin) Stinson, Jasper (Haleigh) Hill of New Brockton Al., Samule Hill, Mary (LaQuatos) Edwards, Betty (Lewis) Johnson, Zachary (Tambra) Hill of Enterprise, AL. Kimmy Hill, Lisa (Avrian)Stoudemire. He also welcomed and was a father to Jessie, Michael, Joe, Belinda Chism, Vilee Sams, Kalinda Chism, Sha Diamond Hill, 3 brothers; Elder JL Hill, Jerry Hill, Cherry (Deanna) Hill, six sisters; Evangelist Polly Caldwell, Evangelist Jeanette Edwards, Evangelist Annette (Jerome) Reed, Evangelist Emma (McArthur) Reed, Virgina Caldwell, Jaunita (Mark) Whitfield of Rochester, NY.
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