Lewis T. Hilton, Jr. (more affectionately) known as Bishop Bobby Hilton is capturing the nation’s attention with his soul-stirring style of “teacher preaching”. Dr. Mark Chironna described the Bishop as “…a voice to our generation… [who] has provided for us a pattern, a process and an opportunity to commit to eternal values and see incredible results”. This Cincinnati-based pastor is making a significant mark in building the Kingdom of God through use of multimedia. He has been featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), The Word Network, The Inspirational Network, and many other local, regional, and national television and radio shows. Bishop Hilton’s Taking the Word to the World™ radio broadcast airs Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m. (EST) on 103.1 FM and 1050 AM WGRI.
Preaching the gospel for over thirty four years and serving as a pastor for over 27 years, Bishop Bobby Hilton, Ph.D. is senior shepherd of Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World, Inc. From very small beginnings, he led the congregation in the construction of their sanctuary in 1996. The Word Family Life Center, now home to the ministry, was completed in 2006. This facility is designed to meet the congregation’s spiritual and physical needs as well as provide human service programs and economic solutions that facilitate the restoration and healing of individuals, families and communities.
Bishop Hilton’s first book, “The Blessing of Commitment: Releasing Wealth & Riches Into Your Life”, received praises from leaders nationally and internationally. According to Dr. Myles Munroe, “Bishop Hilton has effectively isolated the time-tested principles that guarantee success in life…” Dr. Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. called this work “a powerful presentation of the awesome things God is willing to do for His children.” Bishop Hilton’s latest book, Destined for Glory: Fulfilling God’s Purpose & Plan for Your Life, garnered high marks. Dr. Teresa Hairston, President/CEO of Gospel Today wrote, “Throughout the text, Hilton clearly unfolds the reasons we can and should achieve our God-given destiny.”
Bishop Bobby Hilton declared in his inaugural live recording with Word of Deliverance Mass Choir, “God Did That Thing!” He penned most of the titles on this project and was honored to have Evangelist Dorothy Norwood join him on the title cut. Evangelist Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark teamed up with Bishop Hilton on “Lord, Help Me Keep My Yes”, Co-Pastor Wendi Wyatt blessed the house on “Holy”, our very own Elder E.J. Andrews helped Bishop rock the house on the Congregational Medley, and Bishop Michael Blue stirred the house with the song, Fire”. Some of the other songs on the project include “God’s Word”, “My Story”, “His Promise”, “Life”, “Lord, You Deserve the Glory ”, and “Never Will I Turn Back”. He was also the author and featured lead singer on the title cut of Dorothy Norwood’s CD with The Mississippi Mass Choir, “No Request”.
Bishop is host of “The Forum”, a radio program on 101.5 FM/1230 AM SOUL Cincinnati, a Radio-One Network Station for over nine years. It is one of the station’s most popular programs. Bishop Hilton is dedicated to “Taking the Word to the World” through conferences, books, audio and video recordings, radio & television, the Internet, and through community outreach programs. He serves as CEO of Bishop Bobby Hilton Ministries (BBHM), Inc., Strengthening, Overcoming, Achieving, Restoring (S.O.A.R.) Development Corporation and BVHILTON Production & Entertainment Group, LLC. He is a committed chaplain with the Hamilton County Police Association, serves on the University of Cincinnati Community Advisory Council, and the Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee.
In December 2012, Bishop Hilton was elected President of the newly organized Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network (GCCNAN). He was sworn in on Saturday, January 4, 2013 by Rev. Al Sharpton, founder and CEO of The National Action Network (NAN). NAN is a civil rights organization which fights for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunity for all people regardless of race, religion, national origin, or gender. GCCNAN is actively engaged in Crisis Intervention, Political Awareness, Criminal Justice, Health and Wellness, Education, Economic Development, and Business/Corporate Relationship Building.
In March 2017, Bishop Bobby Hilton was recipient of The President’s Lifetime Achievement Service Award under the Barack Obama Administration. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen for their contribution to our nation.
Bishop Hilton has been married to his chief intercessor and co-laborer in the gospel, the lovely Co-Pastor, Dr. Valda Hilton, for over 40 years. They have two adult children, Jermaine & Stephanie, wonderful grandchildren and many “spiritual” children.