mEET sTEPHEN HAMILTON
Stephen Hamilton is a dynamic teacher, preacher and leader of Spirit and Life Ministries, Inc. (SLM)
Born in 1963, baptized in 1969, and filled with the Holy Ghost at the ripe young age of 11, Pastor Hamilton not only comes from a family dedicated to worshiping the Lord, but he has dedicated his life to it. In 1987, Pastor Hamilton began attending Aenon Bible College, was ordained in 1990, began preaching in 1986, and became a Pastor in 1991. Under the leadership of Bishop Robert T. Douglas, Sr., on January 16, 2015, Pastor Hamilton was installed as a District Elder within the Central California District Council under the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. A short time later, on July 15, 2016, he elevated to Suffragan Bishop at the CCDC Summer 2016 Conference.
Since he was called to the ministry, he has dedicated his life to empowering individuals, organizations, and a growing multicultural congregation towards changing the world. His ministry of reconciliation has inspired men, women and young people nationwide for decades.
This anointed leader delivers the Word of God with power, simplicity, and humor that intensifies the relevancy of his message to the everyday person. In 2006, Pastor Hamilton established the Spirit and Life Institute, a full-service institution that converges practical life experiences with faith-based teaching to develop well rounded Christians that live in abundance...now!
A friend to all from government officials, power brokers, and celebrities to the blue-collar worker, college student and stay-at-home parent, Pastor Hamilton moves amongst society while connecting the gospel of Jesus Christ and its practical implementation to maximize the daily living experience.
Based in the San Fernando Valley, Pastor Hamilton is a frequent guest preacher, teacher, and speaker at churches across the country. He has also appeared in various shows, documentaries, and networks, such as BET (Black Entertainment Television) and TV One. Pastor Hamilton has received numerous awards and commendations from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles Councilman Tony Cardenas, California State Senator Alex Padilla, former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Bernard Parks, and U.S. Councilwoman Maxine Waters, and many others that have recognized his diligent work in the ministry.
Under his leadership, Spirit and Life Ministries was also awarded the Steve Harvey Morning Show's "Hoodie Award*" for "Best Church in Los Angeles". A resident of the East Valley since childhood, Pastor Hamilton shares his life with his beautiful wife, First Lady Carla Hamilton, and their son and daughter.