The Rev Dr Clifford Hill MA BD PhD is a sociologist and theologian. His pastoral ministry has been in inner-city areas of London including a long ministry in the East End during which he also held a Senior Lectureship in the Sociology of Religion in London University. He founded the Newham Community Renewal Programme, one of the largest urban mission organisations in Britain. He also founded Prophetic Word Ministries which had an extensive international ministry from 1982 to 2005 with its flagship magazine, Prophecy Today that continues today under a new editor.
Clifford is the author of more than 30 books, covering a range of subjects including race and community relations, socio-political studies, biblical commentaries and research studies on the family, as well as many journal papers, tapes, CDs and other resources, including some written jointly with his wife Monica which includes a study guide of the Seven Churches of Revelation - Ephesus to Laodicea.
The Wilberforce Connection (with a Foreword by Dr Rowan Williams) was published to coincide with the celebration of the spiritual heritage of Moggerhanger House led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, following a ten-year restoration programme.
In 2010 he was reappointed to be Convenor of the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group and this work has expanded in a number of different areas of national concern.
2012 is the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the Congregational Federation of which Cliff was a founder. Both Cliff and Monica are active among churches of the Federation.
His bi-monthly Update Messages continue to be well received with a growing subscription membership as well as the monthly expanded intercessory e-mails on national issues.