Reverend Dr. Linda C. Hill is a native of Winston-Salem North Carolina. She is the mother of one son and an Ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. On November 14, 2021 she was appointed as the senior Pastor of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem New York. From May of 2018 to November 12, 2021 Reverend Dr Hill served as the Senior Pastor of St James in Harlem New York. Where she began to lead the congregation in an extension renovation and upgrade of the church property. A Wednesday evening prayer Ministry and a Brother’s Keeper Ministry were established. From May of 2014 through April 2018 Reverend Dr. Hill served as Senior Pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tuckahoe New York. She was honored and humbled to serve as the first female Pastor in the 80 year history of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. While there membership increased 35% and spiritual growth was greatly enhanced through the preaching and teaching of God’s word. Additionally a Noon Day Prayer ministry and other outreach ministries were established. She over saw the installation of a completely new heating unit in the sanctuary as well as major masonry work along with extensive renovations to the Church’ parsonage. Prior to serving Emanuel she served as Senior Pastor at Mt Pisgah Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in the village of Harlem, New York from 2010 to 2014. She currently holds the position as the Assistant Secretary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s New York Annual Conference for the past four years. She has also held the position of an Associate Minister in Local Relations at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Harlem, New York where she was active in the teaching, preaching and reaching ministry of the church. At St Luke Reverend Dr. Hill served as the Spiritual Advisor for several Women Seasons and was a part of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry.
Reverend Dr. Hill has done extinctive volunteer work with the African American Task Force on Violence Against Women and Girls. She has been recognized by several organizations for her outstanding work in ministry and for her service to the community. Dr. Hill has worked in the Health Care Community for over 25 years as a Contract & Financial Administrator. She started a Single Parent Support Ministry which is ongoing today and moving toward formulation of a non-profit status to reach and support a wider range of parents and children. She is an advocate for promoting holistic ministries. Reverend Dr. Hill serves as facilitator for single parent support groups, male and female parents, which strives to empower single parents and their children beyond the stigmas that society has placed on them. Dr Hill is also a facilitator of spiritual women workshops, single parent workshops and women support groups. She is an accomplished inclusive author of “Boys TO Men: The Guide for African American Boys.
Reverend Dr. Hill has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from Pace University of the City of New York. She holds a Masters of Divinity degree from New York Theological Seminary and Doctorate in Counseling from Hebrew Union College.
Reverend Dr. Hill’s motto for ministry is God will not bring you to a place and not prepare you and the road before you. The scripture that guides her every step is:
Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen Me”