Report: Fort Worth church pastor is found alive




Posted on August 4, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 11:43 AM

ALEDO — Melissa Hill, who pastors a Fort Worth church with her husband, was said to have been found alive Sunday morning after disappearing on Friday night.

Hill, 47, was reportedly with her family and authorities. The announcement was made to the congregation at Forgiven Church in Fort Worth, where Melissa and Tim Hill are senior pastors.

The couple's two adult sons briefly addressed church members but offered no additional details.

Melissa Hill's status has not yet been confirmed by Parker County officials.

Hill left family members in Aledo after dinner on Friday evening to to go the store. She was last observed at a Walmart on Hulen Street in Fort Worth.

Members of Forgiven Church had been out looking ever since and planned to search again on Sunday morning after offering prayers.

"Something is wrong; this is not ordinary for my family, and we need to find out what happened and get her home safe as soon as possible," Pastor Tim Hill told News 8 Saturday before Melissa Hill was found. "I'm praying for my wife to come home safe. I love her, been married 29 beautiful years, we've got three beautiful kids and two grandbabies, and uh, I need my wife back."

Her husband said she left her cell phone on the charger, so she had no way to call for help.

Tim Hill said investigators may have found surveillance video of her at the Walmart store and hoped it would provide a clue to her whereabouts.