President and CEO, Global Ministries Foundation
Dr. Richard Hamlet, Founder and President/CEO of Global Ministries Foundation, is an international evangelist. He has ministered in nearly 100 countries around the globe preaching the saving Gospel of Christ through different outreach platforms as well as the training of national pastors. Additionally, in countries closed to the gospel, creative strategies are used to advance the Gospel to reach the lost through non-traditional means. He formerly served as a pastor in churches across Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi.
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. Since that time he and his wife Ginger have ministered in almost 100 countries around the globe, preaching the gospel and equipping indigenous church leaders in the work of ministry. He has a burning passion for those practitioners in the “ marketplace” who need to hear the saving gospel of Jesus and the hope we can find in Jesus Christ. He and his wife are the co-founders of the Global Ministries Foundation (GMF). 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
- Current President of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE)
- Past President of the Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries under GMF membership
- Past President of the Fellowship of Tennessee Baptist Evangelists
- Executive Team, Stephen Olford Ministry Legacy
- Host, Ministry in the Marketplace Radio Program