Chaplain Joy Hill
What did you do before becoming a Chaplain at Simmons?
I was born and raised in southern Delaware on a grain and poultry farm. After marriage, my husband and I raised poultry as well. I managed 3 farms while he worked a full-time day job. I have owned and managed several successful businesses and graduated from Christian World College of Theology in 2001. I have led and developed various ladies’ ministries and served as youth Pastor for 4 years. I was an assistant Pastor at Seaford Wesleyan church for 2 years. I currently am employed by Marketplace Ministries as a Chaplain for Trinity Logistics. I am the head Pastor at Glory City Fellowship in Delmar, Delaware.
When and why did you become a Chaplain?
I became a Chaplain with Marketplace Ministries in January 2017. I had never considered being a Marketplace Chaplain but my son in law recommended me when the company he worked for was seeking Chaplain serves. He felt I was the perfect fit for the culture of this company. I was contacted by Marketplace and after rigorous training and interviews I was placed in that company. I love serving as a Chaplain. I look forward to becoming a part of the Simmons Food family.
What do I like to do in my free time?
Family and friends are very important to me. I love to entertain, cook, and just have fun with the people that are closes to me. I enjoy walks and being outside in nature. I also make beautiful Artisan soaps and all-natural lotions.
What are some of your favorite quotes?
Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love neither can the floods drown it.” I chose this Scripture for our wedding bulletin when I was just 18 years old marrying my husband who had just turned 20. After 37 years of marriage, and the passing of my husband 5 years ago, this truth has become even more tangible in my life. Love never fails. Love is Eternal. Love is God.
If you could do anything for one day and money is not an issue, what would you do?
I would fly my entire family (3 children and spouses, 6 grandchildren, my mom, and siblings) in a private jet to NYC to see a Broadway play and then dine at Mario Bratali’s Italian restaurant Del Posto.
Who has been the most influential people in your life?
I love the writings and teachings of John G. Lake, Smith Wigglesworth and E.W. Kenyon. On a more personal level my parents, my husband and a dear friend Mary Ann Rose. Above all though, Jesus Christ. He called me when I was a child, never left me, loved me unconditionally and has been the very best friend ever. He has been faithful.