PASTOR EDWARD VICTOR HILL II, MDiv., DPhil., DD
Pastor Edward Victor Hill II was born on April 3, 1967, in Los Angeles, California to Dr. E.V. Hill and Jane Edna Coruthers Hill who have both transcended. Pastor Hill accepted Christ into his heart and was baptized in July, 1971. Pastor Hill attended the Inglewood Christian School of Inglewood, California, The Pilgrim School of Los Angeles, California, and later attended the University of Southern California and received a BA degree in Communications and a Minor degree in Spanish in 1989. He then attended the Whittier School of Law of West Los Angeles, and completed first-year law school at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.
After receiving the call of the Ministry in December of 1990, he then attended seminary at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and received his Masters of Divinity degree in 1995. In June, 2005, Pastor Hill received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious Studies from Los Angeles University, and in November of 2005, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the Golden West Christian University. Most recently, in February of 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree from the St. Thomas Christian College of Jacksonville, Florida.
Pastor Hill was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in December, 1996, at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California by his father, Dr. E.V. Hill. In March of 1997, Bishop B. E. Underwood ordained him as a Minister of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) in Palmdale, California.
Pastor Hill began his work experience at the Law Offices of McKenna, Conner & Cuneo in downtown Los Angeles, California. He then became a Paralegal Assistant at the Law Offices of Belin & Rawlings in Brentwood, California. Pastor Hill served for nearly nine years as Special Assistant to his father, the Pastor of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of South Central Los Angeles, where he served in numerous capacities.
In November of 1997, Pastor Hill was called to the pastorate of the Calvary Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church as Senior Pastor. At Calvary Temple, Pastor Hill organized 30 different church ministries, with a unique multi-cultural membership consisting of over 32 different nationalities. Under his leadership, Calvary Temple mothered six other churches: Iglesia Peniel – North Hollywood and Los Angeles, The Faith, Hope & Love Church of Glendale, Spirit & Life World Ministries Church in Phoenix, Arizona, Calvary Temple Romanian Church – North Hollywood, and most recently The House of Deliverance PH Church of Lancaster.
Pastor Hill was the first African-American to serve on a Conference Board of the IPHC which is now over 113 years old. He was a Board Member of the Golden West Conference for 12 years and served on the Bishop's Council and the General Board of Administration under Bishop James Leggett. Pastor Hill also served the denomination as a Board Member of Evangelism USA for eight years under the leadership of Bishop Ronald Carpenter Sr.
On October 13, 2004, Pastor Hill was elected to become the pastor of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, where his father served for 42 years. The first Sunday in January, 2005, officially began his pastorate where the church began the processes of restoration and renewal. After completing one year as Pastor of Mount Zion, 90 percent of our recent legal battles were settled, the church's membership and finances had both greatly increased, and the budget was balanced. In February, 2007, the church suffered a fire which caused serious damage to the foundation of the sanctuary and resulted in Zion being out of their building for a year and three months. However, Zion returned to their facility in March 2008, and the sanctuary was restored and remodeled.
In November 2012, Pastor Hill resigned as the Senior Pastor of the Calvary Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church. In January 2013, Pastor Hill organized the Spirit of Zion Fellowship Church in the San Fernando Valley, which is a satellite ministry of the Mt Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA. Spirit of Zion is a non-denominational, spirit-filled, multi-cultural congregation where preaching, teaching, worship, and evangelism proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Hill cherishes his wonderful family. He has been blessed with a beautiful wife and son who support him fully in his ministry. He has been happily married to Tisa Tamara Atchison Hill since July 1991. Tisa works very hard with her husband, and has a special gift and concern for the youth and women. Tisa is a graduate of California State University at Northridge with a Bachelor in Religious Studies and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Religious Counseling. She was also ordained as a minister of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in March, 2008. Edward Victor Hill III is now eighteen years old and attends the California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. He enjoys playing the drums and basketball and is pursuing a degree in psychology.