all began on a Sunday morning at the Hanahan Baptist Church
in Hanahan, South Carolina. The five-year old grandson of
the pastor stepped up to the microphone and sang, “I Found
A Better Way”. In the course of his life, this youngster
would find The Way and would sing to audiences all across
the nation, while along The Way. One day, David Hill would
be one of the most recognized, anointed, lead vocalists in
Southern Gospel Music.
His dream to sing
professionally took root as a young child. “I listened to
Southern Gospel music when I was growing up. I’ve been
influenced by several different groups and singers; Rusty
Goodman, for example, was one of my favorite singers. But,
the group and singer that had the most profound impact on me
was the Hinson’s, namely Kenny Hinson. I went to hear them
when I was twelve years old. They sang, ‘The God That
Cannot Fail’. I knew that night, in Walterboro South
Carolina that I was called to sing gospel music”.
His desire to sing
professionally came to fruition in 1991 when he became the
lead singer for the Anchormen. From there, David joined the
prestigious Singing Americans where he filled the position
once belonging to acclaimed lead singers, Michael English
and Ivan Parker. It was during his tenure with the Singing
Americans that David caught the attention of Southern Gospel
music icon, the late Eldridge Fox, owner of the Kingsmen.
was so respected and revered in our field of music. I
wasn’t even aware that he had heard me sing. He told Tim
Riley, owner of Gold City, to give me a chance. His
recommendation proved to be significant for getting the
position as lead singer with Gold City”.
made a notable impression in the Southern Gospel Music
Industry. His first recording with Gold City produced the
number one song, “I’m Not Giving Up” which featured
David. In 1995, he was voted the “Horizon Individual” by
the readers of the Singing New Magazine. In 1995 and 1996,
David was recognized as one of the Top Five lead singers in
Southern Gospel Music.
Over the years
David became established as one of the industry’s most
admired vocalists. The message in the songs David was
singing was impacting people world wide. However, the most
significant and personal difference was yet to be found in
the life of David Hill.
February 8, 1996 Gold City was performing at a Bailey Smith,
“Real Evangelism” conference in Woodstock, Georgia at
the First Baptist Church. David recalls, “There is an old
song that says, I can tell you the time and I can show you
the place where the Lord saved me. I realized that night
after growing up in church and spending most of my adult
life singing and preaching that I could not remember a
specific time and place that I had accepted Christ. At
10:30PM in Pastor Johnny
Hunt’s office, Mark Trammell led me to the Lord”.
Over the next
several years, David began sharing his testimony all across
the country. During this time, he witnessed the work of the
Holy Spirit in the lives of many people.
“I remember in
Charlotte, North Carolina an eighty-four year old woman came
to the altar. She told me that she had been in church all
her life, but had never given her heart to the Lord. That
night she prayed to accept Jesus Christ. As the altar call
continued, I had the privilege to lead an eight-year old boy
to the Lord”.
Kentucky, I watched as a sixty-year old man came to the
altar and gave his life to Christ. After the pastor led him
to the Lord I learned that this man had been a deacon in the
church for twenty years! He had told the pastor that he was
tired of living a lie. That’s my heart,” explains David.
“I believe that God has called me to show people that
there is a great difference between religion and a personal,
intimate relationship with Jesus Christ”.
When off the road,
David spends time with his wife Amanda and their son Mason.
In addition to his singing and preaching ministry, David is
pursuing his Associate’s Degree in Sacred Literature. His
journey has taken him to concert stages and pulpits across
North America. He is an accomplished songwriter, and
Finally, David has
served in the local church as a pastor, youth pastor as well
as other leadership positions. He feels that he has the
unique opportunity to draw from his diverse experiences to
effectively share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “I try to
sing songs that preach with conviction and compassion. God
has given me a new fire and a new zeal, and I’M NOT GIVING
David Hill Ministries
343 Campbell Road
Ridgeville, SC 29472-8611
Phone: (877) 431-8190
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