Bishop Glake Hill
South Central Diocese
Bishop Glake Hill Jr. entered the Gospel Ministry in 2006 and was ordained an Elder in the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in 2008. Since 2010, he has served as Pastor of Greater Mt. Bethel COCHUSA in Jackson, MS.
Bishop Hill has served in the South-Central Diocese Sunday School & Holiness Youth Ministry Auxiliary before his appointment as Assistant Director, then Director of the Pastors and Leaders Conference in 2012. (Formerly known as the National Ministers and Laymen’s Seminar, this conference is an annual training for leaders across COCHUSA and other ministries outside of the denominational movement).
In 2016, Bishop Hill became chairman of the COCHUSA National Education Trustee Board, the national board tasked with ministry and K-12 education within the national work.
Bishop Hill graduated from Tougaloo College, an historically black college or university (HBCU) in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. In 2003, he earned a Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Jackson State University (HBCU) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship (Chemistry) at the University of California- Berkley.
Professionally, Dr. Hill has been employed at Jackson State University (HBCU) for more than 17 years where he serves as a tenured professor and associate chair for the Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Atmospheric Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Hill serves as the Senior Research Advisor in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Dr. Hill has been successful in the development of research which focuses on using computational tools to investigate biological and material processes. Dr. Hill has published over 55 articles in Peer-Review Journals. He is one of the leading research advisors in the country in developing African-American Doctoral Students and has secured more than $13 million in external research grants. Currently, Dr. Hill controls five active research grants worth more than $5 million.
Bishop Hill is married to Sis. Shonda Allen Hill. Together, they have three children, Glake III, James, and Eden.
Bishop Hill succeeds Bishop Joseph R. Campbell as Presiding Prelate of the South Central Diocese and will be officially consecrated during the 125th National Convention of the Church of Christ (Holiness) USA and its Auxiliaries in Birmingham, Alabama in July 2022.