ASSIST. PASTOR Deborah D. Hill, M. Ed.


Pastor Deborah D. Hill was born and raised in Norfolk, VA to the late Joe D. and Gladys Nixon. She is the fifth of six children and the youngest daughter.

Pastor Deborah graduated from Maury High School in 1973, Norfolk, VA. She continued her education and graduated from Norfolk State University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Afterwards, she graduated from Regent University in 1997 with a master’s degree in Elementary Ed. In addition, Pastor Deborah graduated from Averett University in 2007 with a master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum Development.

She was baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the Holy Ghost in January 1974 and in February 1974. Pastor Deborah met and shared the need for salvation with her husband to be, Bishop. Fred E. Hill. They were married on July 4th in 1975 by the Bishop William J. Faison of Bibleway Apostolic Church.

God has blessed Bishop Hill and Pastor Deborah with 3 beautiful children: Marcus Sr., Calvin, and Alexis, who are in ministry or support a ministry. They have seven grandsons and one granddaughter.

Pastor Deborah is the Maturity Pastor of Emmanuel Way of the Cross Church. She has been an intricate part of the ministry for over twenty eight years. As God has called Bishop Hill to preach and to serve at various ministries she has been of continuous support.

Pastor Deborah has faithfully loved and served the Lord. She willingly works in the church and for the body of Christ. She ministers through sharing the preached word, coordinating workshops and retreats for women. Also, she have serves as an outreach counselor at a local detention center, provides leadership and management training to leaders of day care centers, churches, and community organizations.

Pastor Deborah Hill is so thankful to the Lord for the privilege to be a part of His royal family and her desire is to hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”