Hill, Rev. John James


On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Rev. John James Hill, one of the greatest examples of a Christian man, went to Heaven to be with his Lord and Savior. He is now reunited with his wife, Ruth, who proceeded him to glory in 2011. He was born March 29, 1922, in Goochland,Virginia, to Joseph Hill and Paula Schultz. John and Ruthwere married and began their life of adventure together on April 2, 1942. John was a man of numerous talents and abilities that spread from working at Richmond Steel Company, to owning and operating a full service Mobile garage, to then becoming a minister of the Gospel. He is survived by his three sons and their wives, John and Carroll, Dale and Linda, and Randy and Bonnie. He was also blessed with 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. John was the oldest of 9 brother andsisters.

For over 98 years, he impacted the lives of people where ever he went. He was known by most in the ministry as “Brother Hill”. In 1961, he was ordained as a minister from the Eastern Virginia Conference, now known as Redemption Ministries of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. He pastored churches in Gordonsville, Orange, Chesapeake and Wakefield,Virginia. He was a true spiritual father to each of his church members. Rev. Hill was not only known for his preaching abilities and pastoral skills, but also his building ingenuity. He built and assisted in the construction of many church sanctuaries, parsonages and ministry buildings throughout Virginia. He was also an effective evangelist throughout many southern states. Over 25 ministers began their spiritual journey being converted to Christ in one of Rev. Hill’s anointed services.

J.J. Hill was a man of God, a true hero of the faith “of whom the world was not worthy.” He was a true Christian soldier; a man of impeccable character and integrity. His legacy and ministry will be remembered, honored and cherished for many years to come.

A visitation will be held at the Norman Funeral Chapel 2982 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063, on Friday, December 11, 2020 from 6-8pm. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23238 on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11am.  Social distancing will take place at each of these times.

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  1. Her the greatest man of God I ever knew, and my spiritual dad, and not only an anointed preacher but an equally anointed teacher. He was fourteen years to the day older than I, and I used to say we were the same age> He was not only a spiritual leader but a man who was the first on the scene when we had work days putting forth as much effort as anyone. Because I was off on Monday, he and I worked on the new fellowship hall, he laying blocks and I mixing mortar and carrying blocks to him. He was constantly calling for more blocks and mortar> Then on Saturday he was back on the job with the rest of the men from the church. I will miss him.

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