Reverend Edward L. Hill, Sr., native of Tallahassee, Florida. He is the second of seven children born to the late Kathryn Hill. He attended the public schools of Leon County and holds a BA degree from Western Illinois University. In 1982, Reverend Hill was licensed to preach in Tenth Episcopal District in the Texas Annual Conference. Reverend Hill was licensed to preach in 1984, while serving as a member at St. James A.M.E. Church, Columbia, SC. He was ordained an Itinerant Elder in 1988 at the Columbia Annual Conference at Historic Miller Chapel A.M.E. Church, Newberry, S.C. under the leadership of Bishop F. C. James. Pastor Hill has successfully served as pastor to Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church, Elgin, SC; Stover Chapel AME Church, Columbia, SC; Pine Grove AME Church, Peak, SC; and currently serves as the faithful Pastor of Friendship AME Church, Columbia, SC.
Reverend Hill is a retired E-9 Sergeant Major with the U.S. Army. He served two tours in Germany, a tour in Korea and received the Purple Heart.
Reverend Hill is married to Alice Faye (Burton)Hill and they have two sons; Dr. Edward L. Hill, Jr., (Warren Robins, GA); Vincent T. Hill (Atlanta, GA); additional they have four grandchildren Ellerxia, Justice, Vincent II and Autumn Grace. Pastor Hill is a member of the Columbia Branch of the NAACP, Morelight Lodge # 468 where he serves as Chaplin; and VFW Post # 4262. In 2011, Reverend Hill received the Man of the Year Award from More Light Lodge # 468 F & A.M.