Dr. MLK Humanitarian Gleaner Award 2012 Recipient

Clarissa Hill

Sister Clarissa Hill, affectionately known as Clarice, is a member of Friendship Church of God in Christ in San Jose, California, where she welcomed Christ into her life in 1992. Sister Hill serves under the Pastorship of Administrative Assistant Kelly Smith. Sister Hill currently serves as Business Administrator of the Friendship church, a position she has held for several years.

During her tenure as Business Administrator, Sister Hillhas garnered an average of $25,000.00 yearly in monetary donations, grants, materials, and donated labor to remodel several areas of the church. In securing building materials and appliances, she has been able to remodel the Friendship kitchen, dining hall, entry way and bathrooms (3). She has also assisted several Bay Area churches in obtaining much needed furnishings, materials for remodeling, and many other items to ensure the needs of the physical church were met, thereby freeing the Pastors and member to concentrate on the business of soul-winning and ministering to the needs of the congregation.

Just to name a few of her accomplishments, she has: secured a Ford Ranger, a cargo van for our Food Pantry Program, completely furnished, and provided teachers for a computer training center open to the community this included computers, training materials and donated time of the instructor. She has secured a $5000.00 grant for the Food Pantry Program, $10,000.00 in grants and she continues to provide a food share program that benefits twelve Bay Area churches. She continues to be a blessing in working with her former church on the East Coast having recently acquired materials for roofing upgrades, carpeting, and a fully equipped ADA setup at the church. She has received several laptop computers.