Author of the book, The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream, Dr. Hill has been a passionate advocate for racial justice, reconciliation, peace and human rights in America and abroad. Dr. Hill currently serves as The Special Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar In Residence and Administrative Dean of The Baptist School of Theology at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to joining the faculty and administration at The ITC, Dr. Hill was Associate Professor of Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and earlier he served as Director of African American Student Affairs at Northwestern University. He also formerly held positions as President of the Foundation for Reconciliation and Dialogue and Senior Pastor of the historic Greater Good Hope Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He was also Theologian-In-Residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in 2010.
Dr. Hill is also author of The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Mpilo Tutu, and Multidimensional Ministry to Today's Black Family. He has written numerous articles and essays and presented at colleges, seminaries and universities across the nation, such as Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, McCormick Theological Seminary, Bellarmine University, and Mercer University. His forthcoming book is entitled: Prophetic Rage: Black Religion, Nihilism, and Empire.
Dr. Hill earned a BA degree in Sociology from Morehouse College, the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees from Duke University. He received his PhD in Philosophical Theology from Garrett Seminary at Northwestern University. He is the father of two children (son, Jonathan Charles Hill; and daughter, Regan Arianna Hill).