Clarence Hill Jr
Clarence Hill Jr. is the founder and lead visionary for the Stronger Together Movement. He is the Senior Pastor of Antioch Community Church with campuses in Norman and Oklahoma City. He has been married to Alicia for twenty years and has four children.
Clarence graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BS in Business Administration and played basketball under Johnny Orr at Iowa State University. In 2018, he was appointed by Governor Fallin to the State Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He serves as a consultant to the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD). He is 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 is the Co-Chair of 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 Northeast Oklahoma City.
Clarence’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 (formerly “Crossing the Bridge Justice 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.
Clarence Hill Jr. 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.
In 2018, through partnership with SALLT and Hobby Lobby, Mr. Hill began to co-chair The Flourish OKC event (formerly called The Passion Awards, which drew 1200 Oklahomans to a celebration of leaders and organizations who care for the most vulnerable of Oklahoma). He also leads City Prayer and several other initiatives which seek to unify and mobilize communities toward systemic change and solutions that bring positive, long-term results for everyone. Clarence has been involved in several efforts to promote family restoration – a board member for the Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma and Marriage Network Oklahoma, and co-founder of the Eye to Eye Marriage Enrichment Community).
The Clapham Award
Clarence was honored to be the first SALLT graduate to receive the Salt and Light Leadership Training (SALLT) Clapham Award. This award "celebrates God's work in the life of SALLT graduates who demonstrate exemplary leadership in transforming culture, unifying people toward common goals, and creating systemic change that transforms the community."