Stephen Hamilton is the outreach pastor at Bow Down Church in Florida. He leads various ministries within the community and also hosts groups who are partnering in the local community. Yet, even with all he has going on, he is also pursuing a graduate degree to continue growing.
Name + Contact Info
- Name: Stephen P. Hamilton
- Church Website: bowdownchurch.com
Where and what people do you primarily serve?
I serve in the inner city of West Palm Beach Fl. as an outreach pastor.
How do you serve those people?
I serve through a wide range of different ministries in the community I live in. We hold recreational outreaches, homeless feedings, bible studies, prayer walks, and other quarterly outreaches.
When did you begin to realize that you had a heart for missions or ministry?
I began desiring to want to enter youth ministry in high school.
How and when did God lead you to this? How did you recognize His call?
After graduation from Liberty University God brought me here through a friend that had already graduated and started ministering in West Palm. He has given me extra favor here and has really opened the way for the ministry here to take root relationally.
Did you have a clear and measurable goal for ministry?
Yes but they have changed throughout the years.
What would you do differently if you were starting today?
I would have definitely become more educated. I also would have emphasized prayer more.
How do you connect with new partners or supporters and stay connected with your existing partners?
I'm not really great at this one. lol I still need work on this one. However, a monthly newsletter goes out or it is suppose to. 🙂
What books, tools, or resources that are important to doing what you do?
I use anything I can get my hands on that comes from an experienced, educated and fruitful life.
How do you get ongoing training and coaching?
The staff I'm apart of prioritizes it and I'm pursuing a graduate degree at the moment as well.
What first steps or training would you recommend that others just starting out?
Make sure you are being discipled by a mature believer that is miles ahead of you in your spiritual walk.
What is a critical mindset or perspective regarding listening, teachability, flexibility, grace, etc?
Stay humble so that you can continue to learn and listen to rebukes and instructions, they are valuable.
Knowing what you know now, would you do it all again?
Yes, without hesitation!
Outreach Pastor, Bow Down Church