Wilburn Wyatt Hamilton was born in San Antonio, Texas the son of Bishop E.E.
Hamilton the founding Bishop of California Northwest Jurisdiction, Church of God
In Christ Bishop Hamilton served as founding Pastor of the Hamilton Memorial
Church Of God In Christ in San Francisco, California, and has held a succession
of state and national appointments in the Church Of God In Christ, culminating
with his Consecration in 1987 as Bishop and Prelate of the California Northwest
Jurisdiction. Bishop Hamilton also had a distinguished career in community and
public service, including 10 years as the Executive Director of the San
Francisco Redevelopment Agency, where he had responsibility for managing and
directing a 2.5 Billion-dollar urban revitalization program.
In 1980 Bishop Hamilton, was appointed to serve as Pastor of the Victory Temple Church of God In Christ, Seaside, California by the late Presiding Bishop J. O. Patterson. Sr.
Under Bishop Hamilton's pastoral leadership a new edifice now valued at $3.5 Million was constructed and on March 16, 1984, the Greater Victory Church of God in Christ was dedicated debt free. Housing valued at $15 million was also constructed and the Church, among its many ministries, serves the community as a senior and family housing resource.
The Greater Victory Temple Church now serves as the Mother Church to the One Hundred Six churches over which Bishop Hamilton presides.
In November 1990, Bishop Hamilton was elected General Secretary of the Church Of God In Christ, Inc. He was re-elected in 1992 and 1996. In November 2000, Bishop Hamilton was elected General Board Member and appointed by Presiding Bishop G.E. Patterson to the position of General Board Secretary In 2004 he was re-elected to the General Board and re-appointed to the position of General Board Secretary
Bishop Hamilton holds an A.A. Degree, San Francisco City College, Bachelors Degree in Social Science, Simpson College, M.B.A. Degree Golden Gate University, and a Doctor of Divinity Degree, Simpson College San Francisco.
Bishop Hamilton is known for his soul stirring, anointed preaching of the Gospel, and his effective church management publications, and presentations.
Bishop Hamilton shared God’s ministry with his wife of 45 years, the late Joy Helena Hamilton a gifted teacher and minister of the gospel.
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