Saint DeWitt Hill

SAINT DEWITT HILL, JR. began his pastoral ministry at Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1958 at the age of 29, and at Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1973. While overseeing two churches he also pioneered radio and television ministries, foreign missions in Haiti and Jamaica annually. He wears many titles: “Elder, Saint (most preferred), Pastor, President, and Doctor” He has to his credit an array of domestic and foreign ministries, along with an impressive record of community services.

HIS MOTTO IS, “Serving people: my calling, my commission, my devotion and my passion.

DOMESTIC MINISTRIES: National Tent revivalist and has conducted revivals in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma and others beginning in 1963; erected the new and modern facility--First Trinity Church of God in Christ in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1969; Founder of Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1973; sponsored a bond program to finance the construction of the Nineveh Temple Church of God in Christ in Forrest City, Arkansas; Radio ministries in Southeast Arkansas and Little Rock for over 25 years; Television Ministry—“The Ministry of compassion” in Arkansas and Kentucky; Prison ministry at state penal institutions for more than ten years, and delegate to World Pentecostal Conference in Seoul Korea (1998)

FOREIGN MINISTRIES INCLUDE annual mission trips to the following countries: Haiti, Bahamas, and Jamaica. (This involves building churches, schools, and clinics.) Other international humanitarian and Christian efforts include helping meet needs of the indigenous people in Dominican Republic, Barbados, Philippines, South Africa, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Other ministries include China, England, France, Korea, England, Greece, Italy, Egypt, and Israel.

OTHER AFFILIATIONS include Habitat for Humanity board member, Pine Bluff Ministerial Alliance (Pine Bluff and Little Rock), Central Christian University board member, Trinity Summer Institute—a summer program that provides classes, field trips, and recreation for local youths between the ages of two and eighteen years of age, and sponsor for Golden-Age Apartments for senior citizens in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

BUSINESS INVOLVEMENT: In the business world, he is founder and owner of Christian Way Funeral Home and Cypress Memorial Garden Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He also sponsors Charter bus service.

HIS EDUCATION consist of High School Diploma from Merrill High School, Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1949; B.S. Industrial Technology degree from A.M. & N College (now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff) in 1951; M.S.E. degree, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1958; M.S. in Counseling from Henderson State University in 1969 and Special Studies from Bolo Bible Institute (1963); UAPB and SEARK.

HIS EMPLOYMENT: He is a Minister--Commissioned to “go into all the world, and preach the gospel.,” 1949; Public school teacher in Warren, Arkansas, Jonesboro, Arkansas and Pine Bluff School District, 1951-1971; Pastor of First Trinity Church of God in Christ in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, 1958; Pastor of Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1974; President (Emeritus)of Arkansas First Jurisdiction Youth Department, 1958; International evangelist and missionary (1972-2010)

PERSONAL: Saint Hill is the first of seven siblings—four boys and three girls, born July 27, 1929 in Sample, Arkansas. He was raised in a Christian home, where his parents, Dewitt Hill, Sr. and Susie Hill taught him that God is best served through serving others. This is the ministry to which he has devoted his life. He is married to the former Minnie P. Brooks and they reside in Pine Bluff, Arkansas with their three children—Finley, Christine and Marinda (Barry), four grand children—Finley Jr.(Keshelia) Hill, Mariyah, Makiyah, Kylen, and Barry III Williams, and three great grandchildren—Lydia, Aleshia and Finley III.

Lady Minnie P. Brooks-Hill

Lady Minnie Pearl Brooks Hill is a fourth-generation Church of God in Christ born again child of God, faithful to her local church, and truly loves the Lord. She is presently serving with her husband, at First Trinity Church of God in Christ in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Greater Trinity Church of God in Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Other Christian experiences include ministries and the local, jurisdictional, and international levels. At the local level: Sunday school, Bible Band, Home and Foreign Missions teacher, Women’s department Advisor, and Minister’s wives Circle; at the district level as district secretary and Youth Chairlady; at the jurisdictional level as Jurisdictional Youth Coordinator, secretary and Chairlady over 40 years, and Jurisdictional Women’s department licensing board member; and at the international level serving twelve years in foreign missions in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Philippines, South Africa, Bahamas, Jamaica, Paris France, and visits to numerous other foreign countries, thereby enabling many doors and opportunities for Christian growth and maturity in the Lord. Her most recent appointment is Supervisor Designee for Haiti.

Mrs. Hill is the fourth of sixteen siblings—seven sisters and eight brothers, born January 11, 1944 in Forrest City, Arkansas, to the late Mr. Grady Brooks, Sr. and Mrs. Earsie Lee Turner Brooks. She is married to Saint DeWitt Hill; they have three children, three grand children and three great-grandchildren, and reside in Pine Bluff, Arkansas

She attended elementary school through the eighth grade in Dansby, Arkansas, a rural community where the family lived. Her promotion to the ninth grade, allowed her to attend Lincoln High School in Forrest City, Arkansas, from where she graduated and received her high school diploma in 1961.

For the next two years, her employment, as a nurses’ aid, at Forrest Memorial Hospital in Forrest City, Arkansas was her source of income to attend college. In 1963 she enrolled at A.M. & N. College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and graduated in 1967 with a B.S. Degree in Business Education, and in the same year was employed by the Dumas Public School System, being the first Afro-American teacher. In 1969, she continued her pre-graduate studies at Ouachita Baptist College Arkadelphia, Arkansas. In 1972, she enrolled at Henderson State University Arkadelphia, Arkansas where she graduated in 1973 with a M.S.E. degree in Business Education. In 1977, she accepted a full-time administrative position at her church, and is currently serving in that capacity. She is a recipient of several certificates from ITC (Interdenominational Theological Seminary) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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