Aspiring to Strengthen Faith, Confidence, and Joy in Knowing God
Reverend Larry Hill was born in Washington, Georgia, the ninth of ten children of Mr. N. T. and Eva Hill. Upon the death of his father in 1969, his mother moved the family to Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1975, he graduated from Henry McNeil Turner High School in Atlanta, and later studied at the Carver Bible College, receiving training in Theology.
From 1980 to 1996 Rev. Hill was employed with the Kroger Company and provided leadership for workers/management in negotiating to secure employment as a Teamster Union steward of local 528.
Reverend Hill is founder and pastor of The Word of God Ministries, with the mission and vision of “Empowering God’s People Spiritually, Socially and Economically."
Two years into his ministry, in 1994 Rev. Hill returned to the Northwest Atlanta community where The Word of God Ministries purchased a historic piece of property at 1225 Bankhead Hwy (formerly the Muslim Temple #15), and in 2006 purchased an additional property in the same community (formerly the Bankhead Bounce), encumbering 20,000 square feet on three (3) acres of land at 3120 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway in Atlanta.
Reverend Hill is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Youth Power, Inc (NYP). NYP is a 501(C)3 non-profit community based youth and family organization in Atlanta, with the mission of “Rebuilding Our Community Walls through Education.” Rev. Hill and his wife Anita Hill manage the day-to-day operations of Northwest Youth Power, Inc. as Co-Executive Directors. Under their directions and leadership, Northwest Youth Power has 30 employees and has established two (2) successful preschool (Pre-K) programs, outreach activities serving teens and families, four (4) sites for after-school programs, three (3) summer camp locations, one Headstart Program, two (2) Northwest Youth Power Early Childhood Learning Centers with transportation services. Rev. Hill serves as a consultant for churches, small businesses in receiving their Non-Profit 501(C)3, seeking programs funding, board development, coordinating advocacy coalitions and human services programs for the communities. He has developed key partnerships which includes, the Fulton County Commissioners Office, Department of Family and Children Services, Fulton County Human Services Department, Fulton County Sheriff Office, Fulton County School System, Atlanta Public School System, City of Atlanta, United Way, YMCA, Emory University, Trinity Church, and Morehouse School of Medicine. These partnerships and relationships are instrumental in the continuum of services and successful implementation of the programs offered by The Word of God Ministries and Northwest Youth Power Inc.
Rev. Larry Hill has been a member of Concerned Black Clergy for eight years, and a Board member for five years. He served as the 2005 and 2006 chairperson of Salute to Black Fathers, 2007 and 2008 Distinguished Merit Award, and was appointed Vice President of Administration for Concerned Black Clergy under the leadership of President Elligan. He served two terms as chairperson of The Atlanta Metro YMCA Policy Council Board. This parent, community leaders, and corporate partnership board gives oversight and set policies for four YMCA HeadStart locations, four partnership sites, seventy-five (75) employees and over fourteen hundred (1400) children. He is president of the Northwest Business Association, and the mission is to encourage new economic growth and development for existing businesses within the boundaries of the Donald Lee Hollowell Corridor. In 2009, Rev Larry Hill was appointed Chaplain by Fulton County Sheriff, Mr. Ted Jackson.
Beginning on May 5, 2013, Rev. Hill served as Mark’s Tabernacle’s Transitional Interim Pastor. On Nov. 2, 2013, Rev. Larry L. Hill was elected pastor of historic Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Reverend Larry L. Hill, pastor of Mark's Tabernacle Baptist Church in Washington, Georgia gave the following invocation at the Investiture Ceremony of Thomas Brittan Hammond as Judge of the Superior Courts Toombs Judicial Circuit on Friday, December 2, 2016, 2:00 P.M. at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Lincolnton, Georgia.
Our Heavenly Father: the Sovereign God of this marvelous universe; the God that gives us life, health, and strength; the God who gives us the ability to lead, the power to reign and guide others, we honor you.
Our Heavenly Father, as we are gathered together this day to witness the swearing-in of this your elected servant, Judge Britt Hammond,
we collectively recognize and honor you.
Our Heavenly Father, we pray that you grant him your wisdom, knowledge, and strength as he sits in this office of authority.
Our Heavenly Father, allow your Holy Spirit to be with him and his family as he executes the duties, the responsibilities, and the oath of this office.
Our Heavenly Father, your word declares in Psalms Chapter 1 verses 1-6:
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Now be it so, in the name of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen!