Donald L. Hamilton

Dr. Donald L. Hamilton

Address7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Director, Doctor of Ministry Program, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions, Columbia International University

B.A., Malone College, 1965
M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1968
D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary, 1980

Dr. Don Hamilton specializes in preaching and has taught preaching, church polity, doctrine of the church, and worship. He is also the Doctor of Ministry Program Director for the seminary. His first book, Homiletical Handbook, was published in 1992 by Broadman and remains in print. A second book, Preaching with Balance: Achieving and Maintaining Biblical Priorities in Preaching, was published by Christian Focus Publications in 2007. He has been listed in Who’s Who in Religion and in Outstanding Young Men in America. Before coming to Columbia in 1982, he served on the staff of Youth for Christ in his native northeastern Ohio and as part-time instructor at Minnesota Bible College. He also served as pastor of congregations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Dr. Hamilton enjoys camping, fishing, travel, and reading. He and his wife, Joyce, have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Education and Experience:

B.A., 1965, Malone College; M.Div., 1968, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., 1980, Bethel Theological Seminary; Youth for Christ ministry, 1960-65, New Philadelphia and Wooster, OH; pastor, 1968-70, University Bible Church, State College, PA; associate pastor, 1970-74, Faith Community Church, Canton, OH; pastor, 1974-78, Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Rochester, MN; part-time instructor, 1975-77, Minnesota Bible College; pastor, 1978-82, Faith Community Church, Canton, OH; interim pastor, Faith Evangelical Church, Rock Hill, SC, 1990-92; interim pastor, Meadow Ridge Church, Maiden, NC, 1995-96. Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions, 1982 – present

Areas of Interest

Pastoral Leadership; Preaching;

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