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Treasured Moments In Black History: E.V. Hill

February 14, 2023

Hope has a strange way of shining. It’s most evident in difficult times. This is Treasured Moments In Black History.

E.V. Hill was born November 11th, 1933 in a Texas log cabin. Despite growing up in poverty, and with his mother’s help, Edward Victor Hill entered university with a four-year scholarship. At age 21, he joined Martin Luther King Jr. in forming the Southern Baptist Leadership Conference and became a pastor in Houston.

Hill went on to launch The Lord’s Kitchen Project For The Hungry where his church built homes for the elderly, created a community bank, and gave out clothing. In 1973, he gave the inaugural prayer for President Richard Nixon.

In the 1980s, Hill spoke at Promise Keepers, and on several occasions, the Moody Bible Institute. His most famous sermon was “What You Have When You Have Jesus.” After the 1992 Los Angeles riots, President Bush Sr. visited Los Angeles and spent time at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where Dr. Hill pastored for 41 years. His life story was eventually chronicled in a Moody Publishers book titled, A Savior Worth Having.

Though he died in 2003, sermons of this brilliant preacher are still sought after every time they air on Moody Radio, and the legacy of E.V. Hill continues to this day.

History is more than dates and events, it is the bridge that has brought us to the present.

Treasured Moments in Black History is brought to you by Moody Publishers and their book Kingdom Race Theology by Dr. Tony Evans.

In every generation, God uses ordinary people to accomplish great things!
Treasured Moments in Black History by Moody Radio remembers the people and events in America that have shaped
history and inspired lives. By looking back and highlighting these moments, you will be inspired,
enriched and encouraged in your faith walk to make history for God’s kingdom.

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