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Byron & Leesa Hamilton

Byron & Leesa Hamilton

Byron & Leesa Hamilton

Byron was born and raised in Queensland, Australia.  His parents were pioneer church planters with the Church of the Nazarene for 35 years throughout Queensland.  After completing a Bachelors degree in Education at the Mount Gravatt campus of Griffith University and teaching for two years, Byron moved overseas and served with Operation Mobilization (OM), an Evangelical Christian missionary training organization. While serving as a school teacher on board the ship MV Logos he traveled and ministered in Asia, India, Africa, and the Middle East.

Upon returning to Australia, Byron served as the principal for two years at Bayside Christian Academy in Wynnum-Manly, Queensland, then moved to the United States to further his education. In 1989 he graduated with a Master’s degree in Theology at the Assemblies of God Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. For the next two decades Byron and his wife Leesa established several businesses in Springfield and served in various capacities within their local church.

Leesa was raised in a Christian home and attended a Baptist Church while growing up in Arlington, Texas.  As a teenager she went through a rebellious phase; at 19 years of age she received Christ as her Lord and was radically saved.  In 1977-1980 she attended Arlington Baptist College and Dallas Theological Seminary. In the 1980’s Leesa acted in and helped produce two short films as a member of the Master-Vision Christian Artists and studied acting at Casa Manana Playhouse in Ft. Worth, Texas.  Leesa has been a guest speaker for the Grace and Faith Women’s Conference in East Texas, Women of Influence in Colorado Springs, and has taught at several churches and Bible study events in Australia.

In 2010, God called Byron and Leesa to Colorado to attend Charis Bible College, a ministerial training arm of Andrew Wommack Ministries (AWM) where they have both graduated and received their ministerial licenses. In 2012, after completing three years of Biblical studies at Charis, Leesa was approved by the World Outreach division of AWM to direct the first Charis Bible College in Australia. In 2012 Byron and Leesa founded Grace and Faith Ministries, a non-profit 501(C)3 ministry, for the purposes of raising support for a team of volunteer workers who would join vision and commitment to launch Charis Bible College and Andrew Wommack Ministries in Australia. (See Mission Statement).

Byron and Leesa have four children and two grandchildren who all love and serve the Lord.