Roy V. Hill, II is President of the Vermont Ecumenical Council & Bible Society (See the VECBS Statement, “ A Christian Consideration of God’s Sacred Gift of Water,” at www.vecbs). He is a Devotional Leader for the Vermont Legislature. He is a Pulpit Supply and Lay Minister. He and his wife are 26-year VT residents.
He reverences scripture as being “given by inspiration of God (2Tim. 3:16).” He particularly receives strength and wisdom from the following: Mt. 6:33; Acts 1-2; Rom. 12:2; Ga. 6:7-10; Eph. 4-6; 1Tim. 5:18; 2Tim. 2:15-16; Heb. 10 & 11; Ja. 1 & 2; Ja. 3:13-18; as well as Genesis and Revelations.
His faith-community affiliation is Congregational and Baptist. Additionally, he has affiliated with the unique Monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Assemblies of God & Christ Church (in S. Burlington, VT) since 1988. His Christ-centered spiritual walk is an ecumenical, interfaith journey. Since 1989, he has produced and hosted a Vermont Cable Television program, “The Word” (May 2013, he received the Interviewer of The Year Award from the Saint Albans, Vermont Public Access Board of Directors).
His faith journey began in his youth in Haywood County, Tennessee where he gave an acclaimed oration at Woodlawn Baptist Church. At Talladega College, he was the Special Assistant to the Dean of Chapel from his Sophomore year through his Senior year. In New England, he served on the Board of Deacons for the Congregational Church in Hanover, NH and the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington, VT. Nationally and internationally, he served the UCC National Executive Council, and he subsequently served the UCC Board for World Ministries.
In Vermont, he and his Wife Shirley Boyd-Hill are Charter/Founding Members of New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church, which is the only VT Baptist Church worshiping in an African American tradition. She is an acclaimed Gospel Singer … (They are also responsible for VT becoming the 29th State to Legislate a “Juneteenth” State Holiday which, starting in 2008, is celebrated in VT every third Saturday in June).
He is a Development Consultant (professional fund-raiser) and a writer (Commentaries have appeared in the Burlington Free Press, Fairfax News, South Bend Tribune, & Washington Post. He is currently working on his first book.). His Trusteeship history includes Peoples Congregational Church in Washington, DC and Talladega College in Alabama.
His academic/administrative profile includes Dartmouth College, Brown University, the University of Vermont, Howard University School of Divinity, Washington University, R.R. Moton Institute, and U.N.C.F. institutions. His formal training includes: Bachelor’s Degree, Talladega College; Master’s Degree, Washington University; Journalism-studies, Virginia Commonwealth University; Seminary-studies, Howard University School of Divinity; Doctoral-studies, University of Vermont; 3-year Certificate/Degree, Vermont Academy for Spiritual Training; and Diversity-education Training at the Crossroads Center in Chicago, IL. He can be reached at: email@example.com