Dr. Richard Hamlet, pastor of East Acres Baptist Church, is an international evangelist. He is a Wall Street trained financial professional, with decades of experience working in the Capital markets. In 1997, he was called by God into the pastoral ministry. He has formerly served as a pastor in churches across Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.
Additionally, Dr. Hamlet and his wife, Ginger, have ministered in nearly 100 countries around the globe, preaching the saving Gospel of Christ through different outreach platforms, as well as training pastors in each nation. Additionally, in countries closed to the gospel, he used creative strategies to advance the gospel to reach the lost through non-traditional means.
Dr. and Mrs. Hamlet are also co-founders of the Ministry Outreach Foundation (MOF). The Foundation actively invests in “Business as Missions” platforms in Real Estate and Christian Media.
- Ordained Baptist minister
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
- Master of Divinity, Luther Rice Seminary, Atlanta GA
- Doctor of Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
- Previously served in pastorate and ministry staff positions in churches located in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia
- Certified Public Accountant, State of Tennessee (inactive)
- Formerly certified by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), active presently, currently a member of the CFA Institute, a Wall Street affinity investment professional association
- Experience as investment professional for fifteen years prior to ordination to Gospel ministry in 1997
- Past President of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE)
- Past President of the Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries under MOF membership
- Past President of the Fellowship of Tennessee Baptist Evangelists
- Founder of Ministry in the Marketplace business as missions ministry (2014)