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Major Harold Hill

Major Harold Hill

BA, BTheol, BAHons, PhD
Sessional Instructor

Major Harold Hill is a retired New Zealand Salvation Army officer who served in pastoral, educational, and administrative roles in Zimbabwe and New Zealand. He studied history at Victoria University of Wellington and theology at the University of Otago. His PhD, also from Victoria, was in Religious Studies. Major Hill’s research interest is Salvation Army history, and he has published Leadership in the Salvation Army: a case study in clericalisation (Paternoster, 2007), Te Ope Whakaora: The Army that Brings Life (Flag, 2008), and Saved to Save and Saved to Serve: Perspectives on Salvation Army History (Wipf and Stock, 2017), in addition to other papers and chapters in books. He is an adjunct teacher for Booth College of Mission, New Zealand and for Eva Burrows College, Sydney campus, Australia; and is accredited as a teacher of church history by the University of Divinity, Melbourne.

Major Hill is married to Pat, a medical practitioner whose final appointment for thirteen years was running a clinic in down-town Wellington for people who could not afford to access healthcare. Majors Harold and Pat have two daughters and five grandchildren.