Dr. Daniel Hill is a graduate of Arizona State University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and the California Graduate School of Theology. Dan has pastored churches in Arizona, Arkansas and from 1990 to 2010 was the pastor of Southwood Bible Church in Tulsa, OK USA. Patricia Hill is also a graduate of Arizona State University and the Tulsa BTCL Bible Institute. Dan has served on the advisory board of Chafer Theological Seminary. He is a member of Free Grace Alliance and the Pre-Trib Study Group.
Pat was one of the first believers to go on a mission trip to Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine after the fall of communism in the early 1990s. She has organized and led numerous mission teams to Russia, Asia, Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, and since 1995 to Africa. In the 1990s she also served as the Executive Administrator of Village Ministries International. Seeing the need for Christians to be properly trained for short term mission work and to teach pastors and church leaders Dan and Pat started Grace Gospel Missions in 2005. In training believers for short-term mission work Pat established a mission training program and held mission training camps in the mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona. Pat has taught grades K through 12 in both public and Christian schools and for six years was the principal of West Side Private School in Phoenix, Arizona. She has also been trained in American Sign Language and has had many opportunities to minister to the deaf in Africa.
After 20 years as the senior pastor of Southwood Bible Church in Tulsa, OK USA, Dan was led to leave the local church ministry and move into full-time mission work. He and Pat left the US in 2010 and moved to Liberia, West Africa where they served as associate missionaries with SIM (Serving in Mission, formerly Sudan Interior Missions). When Ebola hit West Africa Dan and Pat were exiled back to the US. When they returned to Liberia they found the many ministries they began since 2010 going strong in the hands of Liberians they had trained. God was showing them that their mission in Liberia was accomplished. They decided to return to the US continuing to travel to third-world countries to teach and train pastors and church leaders.
When they are not busy planning, packing, and unpacking for their trips overseas they reside in Tucson, Arizona where Dan is also available to teach and hold conferences in local churches and communities throughout the US.