Dr. Robert Lee Hill


Dr. Robert Lee Hill is Minister Emeritus of Community Christian Church, Kansas City, Missouri, where he served for more than 30 and a half years until his semi-retirement in June of 2015. His current work as a Community Consultant with the Kauffman Foundation (focusing on community engagement with public education) began in July of 2015 and his similar role with the newly established What U Can Do (focusing on voter registration, voting, and citizenship engagement) began in October of 2015. With Rev. Eric Belt, he was a founding co-chair of the Metro Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2) in 2004. With Judy Hellman he has been the co-chair of the GKC Martin Luther King Interfaith Service since 1991.

He currently serves the Greater Kansas City community as a board member for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Commission, and Jewish Vocational Services. In the past, he has served as Chairperson of The Council of Mayors’ Metropolitan Human Relations Commission (1992-1996), Co-Founder (with Dr. K. David Cole) of the noted “C.O.L.O.R.’s” program (“Christians Offering Love to Overcome Racism”), and Co-Chair of “Compassion Sabbath” for The Center for Practical Bioethics, and on the boards of Kansas City Hospice, the Second Chance Foundation, and the Institute for Spirituality in Health.

Since 1993, he has been a co-host of the renowned Sunday morning radio call-in show, “Religion on the Line,” on KCMO-Talk Radio 710AM, and he is a regular contributor to the “Voices of Faith” column in The Kansas City Star. He has spoken as a keynoter and guest preacher across the United States in a wide array of ecumenical and interfaith venues.

He is the author and/or editor of ten books, the most recent of which are All You Need Is More Love (published this month by Woodneath Press) and Life’s Too Short for Anything But Love (also published by Woodneath Press in 2015).

He is married to Priscilla Reckling, and they live in the Brookside neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri.