Rev. Edward V. Hill Celebration Service [Program] at Mt. Corinth Baptist Church [Houston, Texas] - March 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 1956

Rev. Edward V. Hill Celebration Service [Program] at Mt. Corinth Baptist Church [Houston, Texas] - March 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 1956

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Born in Columbus, Texas, Edward Victor Hill (1933-2003) began preaching in 1951 as a teenager. His first church was in Austin, 1954, followed a year later by a call to preach at Mt. Corinth Baptist Church in Houston-the subject of this program. He was only 21 when he came to pastor in Houston, and as this program indicates, he was successful enough his first year to warrant a week-long celebration of his progress there. His early endeavors in Texas, particularly Houston, foretold the great success he experienced in Los Angeles, beginning in 1961, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, which he built into one of the largest African American congregations in the nation. He became a Civil Rights leader and confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was also a close friend to Billy Graham and aligned more politically with conservative Republicans, although he did support Jesse Jackson's 1984 run for president on the Democratic ticket. He delivered President Nixon's second-term inaugural prayer in 1973 and later led clergy committees during the Reagan administration. A tribute page on Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church's web site described him as a "world traveling evangelist, political genius, savvy business man, civic leader, gracious humanitarian, and local pastor." His accolades and accomplishments are too numerous for this space, but this early church program offers a rare glimpse into his nascent years as a Texas preacher, as well as the promise of the incredible career that lay ahead in Los Angeles.

Title: Rev. Edward V. Hill Celebration Service [Program] at Mt. Corinth Baptist Church [Houston, Texas] - March 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 1956

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Categories: African American,

Publisher: 1956

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 11365

Keywords: African american, Church, Pastor, Houston, Los Angeles, Edward V. Hill,