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Christian Fellowship Congregational Church Calls New Pastor

The congregation of Christian Fellowship Congregational Church of San Diego, United Church of Christ has chosen the Rev. J. Lee Hill, Jr. as its next pastor.  Rev. Hill is a native of Chesterfield, Virginia. He has been involved in ministry and youth development for more than 10 years.  He has served in a variety of ministerial capacities in congregations throughout Virginia, North Carolina and New York City.  He comes to San Diego after having recently served as Minster with Youth and Young Adults at The Riverside Church in New York.  He also serves as a Religious Life Advisor at Columbia University and adjunct instructor in urban ministry at the Wake Forest University Divinity School. 

Rev. Hill is a life-member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (KXL Chapter), and serves on the Junior Board of Advocates for Children, a 35 year old advocacy agency that protects the educational right of children and youth in New York City. He has published a commentary series entitled “Meeting God” in Baptists Today, and several sermons, including “Inner Bling,” with the National Baptist Convention, Inc. As a strong advocate for mission and social justice, he has led teams in Viet Nam, New York City, Washington D.C., throughout the southern states, and annually to the City of New Orleans for the continued ministry of relief and recovery. 

Rev. Hill received his B.A. in Integrative Studies from George Mason University, M.Div. (with honors) from Wake Forest University, and is earning the Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University.  He holds similar credentials from the Howard University School of Divinity (Dip., Biblical Studies), the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary (Cert., Youth and Theology), and the North Carolina Baptist Hospital School of Pastoral Care (Cert., Clinical Pastoral Education). 

He is married to the former Christie N. Love, a San Diego native and educational advocacy attorney.

Christian Fellowship Congregational Church is located in Emerald Hills at 1601 Kelton Road, San Diego, CA.   For more information, call (619) 262-8095.

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