A Different Gospel – Dr. Tim Hill

Dr. Tim Hill -Singer - Songwriter - Author - Director of Church of God World Missions
Dr. Tim Hill -Singer – Songwriter – Author – Director of Church of God World Missions

In today’s world, I’m convinced that more gospel will be preached outside the church buildings and pulpits than there will be within them. In truth, more of a believable gospel will actually be proclaimed in food pantries, homeless shelters, unwed mothers’ home, and prisons than what you will hear articulated from the tongues of the best orators.

One of the contributing actors to the illness of some churches has been their inward and self-serving approach to ministry. Too many continually involve themselves in their own “Sunday huddle,” catering to their own isolated culture of “niceness,” while in the shadows of their steeples, the hungry have no bread and the homeless have no shelter. The church is not fulfilling its mission until it comprehends what it means to be the “salt of the earth” and “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-16).

In Matthew 25:35-40, Jesus made it clear that there is a great reward for those who have involved themselves in a ministry to the hungry and destitute. By helping those whom Jesus referred to as “the least of these my brethren,” we actually have rendered ministry to Him. The growing churches in America today are those that are involved in “the-least-of-these” ministry.

Possibly you have read about the horrible sins of Sodom and Gomorrah. But there is an interesting verse of scripture found in Ezekiel 16:49 that speaks loudly to me: “Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy” (NIV). What an indictment! May these words never be spoken of the church when we stand before God at the judgment.

Dr Timothy Hill

Dr. Timothy Hill currently serves as General Overseer of the Church of God. He has also served as the general director of World Missions; First Assistant General Overseer; Second Assistant General Overseer; Secretary General of the Executive Committee at the International Offices of the Church of God; Chairman of the Executive Council of the Church of God; and as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God in Southern Ohio and Oklahoma. Hill graduated from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1987, and received a Doctorate of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee, in 2006. Hill has released a book entitled, “Beyond the Mist,” which has also been translated into Spanish. He has authored five books of sermons and written 150 gospel songs over the past 32 years. Many of his songs have been recorded by the nation’s top artists in gospel music. Hill is the author of the number one song, “He’s Still in the Fire,” which was voted as Song of the Year by Gospel Voice Magazine.
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