Dr. Johnny Bernard Hill is founder and president of the World House Forum in Raleigh, N.C., and senior pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church. He previously served as dean of the Divinity School at Shaw University, where he founded the Center for Racial and Social Justice. With support of the Lilly Endowment, he established the Black Church Leadership Academy and led the Awakening Campaign initiative for transformative engagement. Hill is the author of Prophetic Rage: A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation and The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream. He completed his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology at Duke Divinity School; and his PhD in philosophical theology from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. 

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