Bio’s of Instructors


Rev. John M. Hill

Formal Education

  • 1988             Hinds Community College
  • 1993             Samford University                          BA History/Biology
  • 2006             Memphis Theological Seminary      Master of Divinity

Pastoral Appointments

  • 2002-2004 Chapel Hill UMC Decatur, AL
  • 2005-2008 Latham UMC Huntsville, AL
  • 2008-2010 The Bridge UMC Huntsville, AL
  • 2010-2013 Union UMC Chelsea, AL
  • 2013- Present Flint Hill UMC Alexander City, AL


  • 2015 Achieved Senior Chaplain Status with                                                                International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)
  • 2017 Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management
  • 2017 Certified Instructor for Group Crisis Intervention 
  • 2017 Senior Chaplain Designation with International Conference of Police Chaplains.
  • 2018 Certified Instructor for Individuals in Crisis
  • 2018 Spiritual Care In Crisis Specialized Ministry Certification

Active LE Chaplain Work

  • 2008-2010 Huntsville Police Department Chaplain
  • 2010-2013 Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain
  • 2012-2014 Alabama Department of Public Safety Chaplain
  • 2014- Present   Alexander City Police Department Chaplain
  • 2016- Present   Alabama Department of Public Safety Chaplain
  • 2016-Present Member of Alabama Critical Incident Stress Management Team
  • 2017-Present Member of Russell Medical Center Chaplain Administrative Board
  • 2018-Present United States Secret Service Chaplain

 Pastoral: United Methodist Church (UMC)

  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Ordination as Elder
  • Ministerial Integrity
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

  • Suicide Awareness
  • Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  • Assisting Individuals in Crisis
  • Critical Incidents in Places of Worship
  • Pastoral Crisis Intervention I
  • Pastoral Crisis Intervention II
  • Individual and Group Crisis Intervention
  • Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
  • Stress Management for Trauma Providers

 International Conference of Police Chaplains

  • Senior Level Chaplain
  • Suicide
  • Death Notification
  • Officer Injury or Death
  • Intro to LE Chaplaincy
  • Sensitivity and Diversity
  • Legal Liability and Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Substance Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Responding to a Crisis
  • Crime Scene
  • Administering Last Rights
  • Being an Asset on Ride-Along
  • Using the Bible to Counsel Theory for Chaplains


  • WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders
  • Active Shooter: What You Can Do (IS-00907)
  • Are you Ready? In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-00022)
  • Basic Emergency Medical Services Concepts for CBRNE Events