Current Status Bill Number:
3719Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950302Primary Sponsor: AndersonAll Sponsors: AndersonDrafted Document Number: PT\1755JM.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950302Subject: Reverend Oliver T. Hill
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CONGRATULATING THE REVEREND OLIVER T. HILL OF GREENVILLE COUNTY ON HIS SILVER ANNIVERSARY AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL, AND COMMENDING THIS GREAT LEADER FOR HIS DEDICATION AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO HUMANITY.
Whereas, the Reverend Oliver T. Hill of Greenville County is celebrating this year his silver anniversary as a minister of the Gospel; and
Whereas, Reverend Hill attended the public schools of Greenville County and graduated from Sterling High School, where he participated in high school athletics; and
Whereas, he received a B.A. degree from Morris College in 1977 and is the recipient of a Master of Divinity degree from the Divinity School of Duke University; and
Whereas, he has worked as a counselor for the Housing Authority for the City of Greenville and has provided guidance and counseling assistance for persons in need of public housing; and
Whereas, he works as an instructor of religion at the School of Religion at Morris College in Sumter, and he works as an instructor of church history, systematic theology, church administration, church and community problems, African American church studies, pastoral counseling and practicum, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, philosophy of religion, Black theology, Baptist Church policy, and the history of the Baptist denomination; and
Whereas, Reverend Hill has worked in the South Carolina Congress of Christian Education for more than twenty years as director and coordinator of the youth division; and
Whereas, he has also served as an athletic coach to the young men of various communities in the sports of basketball, football, and baseball, and he serves as a representative of the Board of Trustees of Greenville Technical College; and
Whereas, he is the president of the Community Leadership Breakfast Group, which is composed of a variety of persons from different walks of life who work for a better quality of life for African Americans at the local and state levels; the Community Leadership Breakfast Group, through its distinguished president, conducts voter registration and gets people out to vote; Reverend Hill has helped all of the African Americans who have won elections in Greenville County to attain their public offices; and
Whereas, Reverend Hill is a devoted churchman and has succeeded wonderfully over the years in ministering to the spiritual needs of the people he has served as a minister of the Gospel; he is presently the pastor of Beaverdam Baptist Church of Enoree, where he has served the last fourteen years, and he is highly regarded as a great preacher of the Gospel; and
Whereas, he has worked hard to improve the quality of life of all people inside and outside the State and has truly made a difference in America; and
Whereas, he is a dynamic individual and leader and is tremendously respected, admired, and loved by all who have known him over the years; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly are very pleased to have the opportunity to recognize and honor such a distinguished person. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, congratulates the Reverend Oliver T. Hill of Greenville County on his silver anniversary as a minister of the Gospel and commends this great leader for his dedication and outstanding service to humanity.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Reverend Oliver T. Hill.