Reverend Jim Hill has been Senior Pastor at Clairemont Christian Fellowship since 1991. Prior to coming to our church he served as Pastor in Charge at First United Methodist Church of Highland and Minister of Evangelism at First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. He served on the Boards of Care House Life Ministries in San Diego and at the Trauma and Sexuality Conferences of San Diego.
He was past president of the Kearney Mesa Kiwanis Club, the Board of the Highland Council on Aging, and the Evangelical Fellowship for Church Renewal of the California-Pacific Annual Conference. He was founding president of the Board of Transforming Congregations, a United Methodist national ministry. He served on the San Diego District and California-Pacific Annual Conference Board on Evangelism and on the Conference Response Task Force. He attended Occidental College and UCLA receiving a BA in history and an MA in East Asian History. He did course work at the School of Theology at Claremont and has an MDiv. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
He has lectured at UCLA, USD, and at the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Pastor Hill has also spoken at a number of conferences and churches. He has published articles in 'The Christian Times' and 'The Journal of American Pastoral Psychology' and written chapters in books published by Haworth Press and Abingdon Press. His passion is for changed lives and for joy in the Holy Spirit. He prefers love to law, but loves both grace and truth. He finds that "there is no real grace without truth, nor any truth that can be really received without grace." He happily welcomes all who love Jesus and all who seek truth, especially those who seek truth with grace.
Pastor Hill is also the author of The Drinks Are on the Kingdom: A Study of the Wedding at Cana (Vision Publishing, 2007) and To Be Made Whole: A Handbook for Inner Healing (Vision Publishing, 2007).