Dr. Clarence Hill Jr. is the founder and lead visionary for the Stronger Together Movement. He is the Senior Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Norman, Oklahoma. He has been married to Alicia for twenty-two years and has four children ages 18 to 7.
Dr. Hill is the creator of the Dream Clock. His work with the Dream Clock was highlighted as a solution to the racial and political division in The Oklahoman for 12 weeks. The Oklahoman identified Clarence as a “Leading Voice For Change”. The Dream Clock presentation has impacted several Oklahoma organizations including Devon Energy, Chesapeake, Bank of America, Leadership Oklahoma and many more.
Dr. Hill was in honored in 2020 with an honorary doctorate from Mid America Christian University for his extensive work and trainings in the areas of compassion, unity, reconciliation and justice. He graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BS in Business Administration and played basketball under Johnny Orr at Iowa State University.
In 2020, he was invited to partner with Secretary Justin Brown and OKDHS to form the Council of Voices, a multi-ethnic group of leaders helping to make DHS a safe place of hope for all ethnic groups and for those in challenging situations that are easily overlooked. In 2018, he was appointed by Governor Fallin to the State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention serving from 2017 to 2018. He served as a consultant to the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) from 2016 thru 2020. He also served as the Co-Chair for OCCHD’s Wellness Now Coalition Leadership Team (addressing Adolescent Health, Care Coordination, Faith-Based partnership, Health at Work, Mental Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Tobacco Use Prevention). He Co-Chaired the Equity Workgroup. In 2015, he was identified as OCCHD’s Community Champion (for the international !00 Million Healthier Lives initiative) as a result of his work in gathering leaders and addressing disparities in marginalized communities.
Dr. Hill’s work specializes in addressing difficult social issues and areas of conflict (such as family fragmentation and race relations). He facilitates several strategic city collaboratives, forums, conferences, and campaigns. He speaks across the country on the topic of city transformation, racial harmony, leadership, and compassion.
Since 2015, he has hosted The Bridge conference to strategically raise awareness and connect leaders across several spheres of influence from varied backgrounds and wealth classes. This conference birthed the United Voice Oklahoma (UnitedVoiceOK.org) initiative – a collaboration of the local television stations (Channels 4, 5, 9, and 25), newspaper (The Oklahoman), and radio (Tyler Media), a first-of-its-kind solution in the country for promoting racial harmony in cities. During the racial tension of 2016, Clarence led a partnership that gathered leaders (police and fire chiefs, principals and superintendents, and government, media, and business leaders) from OKC and surrounding cities to cast vision for a healthy response to these challenges. In 2018, Clarence helped birth the United Voice Podcast to continue to create shared understanding and conversation around justice and race relations.
In 2019, Dr. Hill and another Stronger Together team birthed the annual Neighbors Conference to help the faith community build bridges cross-culturally and understand social challenges.
Dr. Hill has also developed and led trainings in leadership and cultural competence. His Compassion Training has reached several organizations, teachers unions, local universities, student leadership organizations, and churches. He is often called upon by city leaders as a mediator and reconciler, being well-known for diplomacy, truthfulness, and an ability to remain objective.
Dr. Hill also helps start unified prayer efforts like City Prayer and several other initiatives which seek to create spaces and mobilize communities toward systemic change and practical solutions that bring positive, long-term results for everyone.
Dr. Hill has been involved in several efforts to promote family restoration – a former member of the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma and Marriage Network Oklahoma, and co-founder of the original Eye to Eye Marriage Enrichment Community).
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