Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — California author, Terry E. Hill’s new novel, Come Sunday Morning, provides an intimate glimpse into the personal life of one of Americas most influential Pastors, Hezekiah Cleaveland and his lovely wife Samantha. Come Sunday Morning tells the story of Pastor Cleaveland’s homosexual affair and the depths to which his wife will sink to preserve her extravagant lifestyle and to gain full control of their multi-million dollar television ministry.
Hezekiah T. Cleaveland is the handsome and charismatic pastor of the mega church New Testament Cathedral in Los Angeles. He is married to Reverend Samantha Cleaveland a beautiful, sensuous, ambitious, and equally charismatic minister. Samantha is the power behind Hezekiah and New Testament Cathedral. She runs the church and their national television ministry from behind the scenes with a firm, and often cruel, iron fist. Together they are building a new 20,000 seat mega church. So, why would his wife arrange his assassination, on a Sunday morning and in the pulpit of the church they built together?
Come Sunday Morning exposes the lavish lifestyle of this power couple, the pastor’s homosexual affair and his consequential murder in the church pulpit in front of the entire congregation. Hill’s new and dynamic literary offering shares a first-hand account of what goes on behind closed doors in the world of the religious elite.
Hill has been compared to E. Lynn Harris and Eric Jerome Dickey in his writing style and storyline transitions. Scheduled for release in January 2011, Come Sunday Morning is already the talk on the fiction literary scene. Chapter One is available for review online at http://www.terryehill.com.
Reviews Lee Bailey’s EURWEB.com, “Churches have a lot of secrets, whether we acknowledge it or not. Terry E. Hill has taken it upon himself to expose the truth in his provocative novel, Come Sunday Morning. This one is a must read and will certainly have heads turning. “
Cyrus Webb, Conversations Book Club/ http://www.conversationsmag.com “Come Sunday Morning is just the kind of book we needed to start off the year, not just because it is an entertaining read, but as any literary work worth its salt, it sparks a much-needed discussion. This is a book that will be talked about for some time to come.”
About the Author Terry E. Hill has worked in the social services industry for over 15 years. A native of Southern California, he attended Cal State Los Angeles where he majored in Sociology, and B.I.O.L.A University where he studied to be a missionary.
In 1995, Terry relocated to the Bay Area to serve as the Executive Director of a well respected and cherished social services agency in San Francisco. Terry later worked as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Homelessness for the City of San Francisco. Terry resides in Oakland, California.
Hill is currently working on his second, entitled “When Sunday Comes Again”, the sequel to Come Sunday Morning.
Come Sunday Morning Terry E. Hill Publisher: Urban Books (January 25, 2011) ISBN-10: 1601622457: ISBN-13: 978-1601622457 All events and characters depicted in Come Sunday Morning are fictional and are not meant to imply actual states of affairs.
Come Sunday Morning