Johnny B. Hill is a scholar, activist, author and preacher, committed to global peace, reconciliation, social justice, and human rights in America and throughout the world. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Ph.D.) in Evanston, Ill., Hill also earned degrees from Duke Divinity School (M.Div.; Th.M.), and the Bachelor in Sociology from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.
Presently, Dr. Hill serves as the president of the Foundation for Reconciliation and Dialogue with renowned theologian J. Deotis Roberts. He is also senior pastor of the historic Greater Good Hope Baptist Church in Louisville, KY and is the Theologian-in-Residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He is also active as a member of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches, USA, and chair of the Theology of Martin Luther King Jr. Consultation with the American Academy of Religion.
Hill's other publications include The Theology of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Desmond Mpilo Tutu (Palgrave MacMillan, 2007) and The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream (Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2009).