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Mt. Wade celebrates 14 years with pastor

Mt. Wade M.B. Church will celebrate its 14-year journey with Rev. Phillip Randolph Hamilton Sunday.

The Mt. Wade congregation is hosting guest speaker Rev. Clayton Expose of Little Rock Baptist Church in Foxworth at 11 a.m. Sunday to recognize Hamilton’s milestone.

Phillip and Zandra Hamilton

Phillip and Zandra Hamilton

Hamilton began his tenure with Mt. Wade in 2002, bringing with him tools, like his leadership skills, educational background, intensity in delivering the word through preaching and teaching and a spiritual vision, to help with the growth of the church.

Hamilton has made improvements within the church during his time at Mt. Wade. Church ministries have grown larger and been strengthened as Hamilton has encouraged members to get involved. Wednesday night Bible classes have been revamped to add more teachers in order to accommodate more students.

The Mt. Wade children’s church has grown with Hamilton’s help. It has been added to the second and fourth Sundays, and has proven to be a great success.

There have also been ongoing improvements to the physical structure of the church in an effort to accommodate the growing ministries. Two new vans have been added to the transportation ministry, along with a newly constructed garage to house the vans. More computers have been added to the computer lab and rooms have been updated for the children’s church.

In addition, there have been three ministers – Rev. Zachary Bryant, Rev. Tedric Thompson and Rev. Davion Brown – who accepted their calling under Hamilton.

Hamilton believes in being prepared to do the work God has called him to do. He involves himself in workshops and conferences in and out of the state. Mt. Wade’s objective is “To evangelize sinners, edify saints and exalt the Savior.”

He is married to Zandra Moody Hamilton and is the father of Alex’Zandra Patrice and Phillip Randoph II.

Hamilton’s mission, along with the Mt. Wade congregation, continues to be “Ministering to the total need of man.”