FOOD FOR THE SOUL
Apostle Ron Hill
The youngest of four children, Pastor Ronald C. Hill was raised in the small town of Pittsburg, Texas. When he was 8 years old he accepted Jesus Christ into his life, but experienced little spiritual growth. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Navy and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. In 1967, he was honorably discharged and moved to Los Angeles, California where he worked in the Aircraft Industry. The following year, he accepted a job with the Southern California Transit District.
In 1972, Pastor Hill rededicated his life to God. Shortly thereafter, the Lord instructed him to quit his job and go into ministry full time. A year later, the Lord opened a door for Pastor Hill to become the first African-American minister to serve as chaplain with the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. From 1973 to 1980, Pastor Hill also served as an Evangelist and Chaplain with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
In November of 1981, the Lord led Pastor Hill to found the Love and Unity Christian Fellowship. Beginning this ministry with only his helpmeet Osie, their small children and five church members, this fellowship of believers has impacted their community for Christ growing into a membership of over 3,500 members. Although located in an urban community widely known for its drugs, gang violence, and poverty the city of Compton, CA is where the Love & Unity Christian Fellowship calls home. Opening the doors to a multi-million dollar building project in 2005, the Born Again Center became the new home of the Love & Unity Christian Fellowship.
Through hard work and being faithful to God’s calling upon his life, Pastor Hill has the led the Love & Unity congregation into the importance of evangelism outside the four walls of the church. The Love & Unity Christian Fellowship has knocked on the door of every home in the city of Compton at least three times hoping to reach the community for Christ.