The Kenwood Press
News: 05/15/2018

Glen Ellen Church Pastor departing



Rev. Dr. James Hill, pastor of Glen Ellen Community Church (GECC), will soon be departing for Southern California where he and his wife Brenda will be closer to their children and grandchildren. Pastor Jim came to GECC in September of 2007, and is the second longest serving pastor in the Church’s 124-year history. Pastor Jim and Brenda previously served at Lake Almanor Community Church where they got to experience living in snow country for several years. Prior to that, Pastor Jim served for 19 years at World Vision, ministering to the poor in over 45 countries around the world and co-authoring the book, “The Peacemaking Power of Prayer.”

When asked about his legacy at GECC, Pastor Jim replied, “We’ve loved it here in Glen Ellen. I just tried to assist those in need, teach God’s Word from the Scriptures, and shepherd the flock here as best as I possibly could.” GECC has been active in the surrounding community, especially as a result of the October 2017 fires. Church members have provided temporary housing, worked to rebuild fences, cut down and chopped up burned trees, dug out burned shrubbery, and other needed activities.

Pastor Jim’s last day of preaching will be May 20, at 10 a.m. at the church, and all are invited to come and be a part of it. During the service, he and Brenda will be commissioned as GECC’s Missionary Pastor to Southern California where Pastor Jim will be a substitute preacher and together they will lead Bible studies and provide spiritual guidance and counseling wherever they can. A reception will follow the service. For more information, please call the church at 996-1479.