Spring Renewal Services, 2015 – Victor Hamilton

With great anticipation, we look forward to this year’s Spring Renewal Week, February 22 through 25, and the presentation of the word of God by Vic Hamilton.  Vic is a world-class scholar and preacher with a genuinely soft and humble heart toward God.  We set all other activities of the church aside for these four days in an effort to give God space in our lives to speak a new word to us.  If you’ll do the same, you will not be disappointed.


Sunday, 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. — “A Street Called Straight and a Church Called WFMC” — Acts 9:1-20

Sunday, 6:00 p.m. — “The Healing Touch of the Master” — Matthew 26:47-56

Monday, 7:00 p.m. — “Never…Never…Never” — Matthew 26:31-35

Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. — “Stephen—Full of the Right Things” — Acts 6:1-10

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. — “What Do You Leave Behind When You Meet Jesus?” — John 4:4-20, 27-29

Nursery is available for children through age 2 for the entire services.

Older children (ages 3 through 6) will be dismissed midway through the services to their own story time.

Hamilton, Vic

About our speaker

Our friend and brother in Christ, Dr. Victor Hamilton, was professor of Old Testament studies at Asbury College (now Asbury University) for 36 years, and following retirement, served as scholar in residence for five years.  A noted teacher and preacher, Vic’s spoken at a number of other college campuses, as well as for retreats, pastors’ seminars, family conferences, camp meetings, and more recently, overseas in Japan and Jamaica. For the last 30 years, he has preached (through an interpreter) one Sunday a month at the Lexington Chinese Christian Church.

Vic’s degrees include a BA from Houghton College; a BD and ThM from Asbury Theological Seminary; and an MA and PhD in Mediterranean Studies from Brandeis University.  His special areas of interest in the classroom are Pentateuch, Jeremiah, preaching from the Old Testament and Old Testament theology.

Vic has published several books and commentaries on the Old Testament which are widely used and translated into other languages. Vic also served on the translation team for two modern Bible versions, the New King James version and the New Living Translation and has written notations for several of the most popular study bibles and bible dictionaries.

Vic and his wife Shirley celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this coming September, and have four married children and thirteen grandchildren.  Both Vic and Shirley were born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, and have dual citizenship, Canadian and American.  Vic is ordained in the Wesleyan Church, and while he and Shirley have their membership in the Milliken Wesleyan Church in Markham, Ontario, they have been attending the Wilmore Free Methodist Church for approximately nine years.