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Refuge II Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ was birthed from a vision of Bishop Milton H. Hill, which is to have a Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in every county in Alabama.  At that point in time there was not an established C.O.O.L.J.C. church in Calhoun County.  Having recently accepted his call into the ministry, the late District Elder Connally Hill offered himself to Bishop Hill for service and he dispatched him to begin a work for the Lord in Anniston which is located in the heart of Calhoun County.

In October 1986, District Elder Hill, along with his wife, Mother Veronica Hill, organized the Refuge II Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith.  The church began with 5 members, including Elder Hill.  They met in a small building located at 1715 West 13th Street.  For the first year of the church’s existence, no members were added to the church.  But through much fasting, prayer, and witnessing the congregation began to rapidly grow. In September 1988 the congregation moved to its present location of 2230 McKleroy Avenue. Anniston Al.  Under the pastoral leadership of District Elder Connally Hill many souls passed through Refuge II and had their lives specially impacted.  Numerous souls were baptized, saved, healed, delivered, and blessed.  The Lord wrought various miracles through the ministry of Elder Hill.

In April 1992, the Lord called District Elder Hill home to his reward and Bishop Milton H. Hill stepped in as the new pastor.  Under the wise and experienced leadership of Bishop Hill, Refuge II has continued to flourish with the blessings of God.  On October 13, 1996, the congregation was blessed to burn its mortgage.  The Lord has continued to cause his face to shine upon Refuge II and call us blessed.  Refuge II is a new millennium church with an authentic apostolic call and anointing.  Its ministry is transforming lives for the kingdom of God.

 In an effort to stay relevant with our times in 2005, Refuge II underwent a face lift and expanded its walls.  The church doubled its seating capacity while increasing and enlarging its classrooms and offices.  Also as God continues to enlarge the congregation’s coasts, He has bestowed upon Refuge II the pleasure of acquiring several lots surrounding the church with a vision towards owning the entire block.

 Refuge II continues to stand strong on the foundations that Elder Hill instilled into each member, which are the importance of a family spirit, fellowship, anointed services, prayer and fasting. Through this effort Refuge II  continues to be “The Place Where God Abides”.


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