Adam Hamilton

Senior Pastor of Church of the Resurrection

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The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas is the largest United Methodist congregation in the United States, measured by both weekend attendance and membership. The congregation has expanded to several sites in the Kansas City area, including an online congregation. Rev. Hamilton has received numerous awards, including two honorary doctorates, the B’nai B’rith award in Social Ethics, the Denman Award in Evangelism, and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership. He was named one of the “Ten People to Watch in America’s Spiritual Landscape” by Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism. Adam lectures on leadership, evangelism, and preaching across the country. He spoke at the 2010 Willow Creek Leadership Summit on the topic of leaders and the power of temptation. Following the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, he delivered the sermon at the Inaugural Prayer Service held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on January 22, 2013.

Adam grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Blue Valley High School. He completed his BA at Oral Roberts University and graduate school at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. While attending services at a Pentecostal church, he met the girl who would later become his wife, LaVon Bandy. They have two adult daughters and one granddaughter.

Adam’s presentation topics include:

  • Leadership Revival
  • Preaching
  • Leading Beyond the Walls