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Disability Ministry Assistant Director
The disabilities & special needs ministry's goals:
· Support pastors and local church disabilities ministry coordinators in setting up programs to improve in the including people with disabilities in worship, work, service and leadership, and provide current information and resources on disability related issues for church leaders.
My duties and responsibilities:
· Clarify requirements for the church disabilities ministry coordinator.
· Promote awareness on disabilities at assigned conference-sponsored events.
· Be available as a speaker and presenter to give information on disability issued in churches and the community.
· Participate in disability awareness Sabbaths in the conference
· Develop and promote resources on disability with the church, i.e.
3 Angels Deaf Ministries, Christian Record Service, etc.
· Create a newsletter to be emailed all pastors, Elders, schools, and churches-keeping the ministry at the forefront of our conference. Since we are a new ministry the initial distribution will be monthly, and will transition to quarterly as the conference churches become more acquainted with us.
· Attend a Southern Union Disabilities Seminar every 18 - 24 months.
George Hamilton was born in the “Gateway City” of St. Louis, Missouri. His father, George Senior and Mother Mary were both musically inclined with George Senior possessing the raw talent and his mother the deep voice.
He contracted polio at the age of three (3) and the Lord blessed him with two excellent doctors at St. Anthony's hospital whose skilled surgeries, prevented the use of braces and an exacerbated limp so often characterized by polio victims. This enabled him to walk with the aid of 2 crutches through age 14, and one crutch from ages 14 until 18.
His disability was never much of a problem until he moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 1984, where a sympathetic anomaly “Post-Polio Syndrome" (PPS) began to affect his limbs. This raised his sensibility to other disabilities, and he was called to be the disability representative in his Directorate, and one of several base command representatives at Redstone Arsenal.
His primary education and employment have been in the area of management. He was appointed as the coordinator for the South Central Conference (SCC) disability ministry in 1996 and as a commissioner for the North American Division (NAD) disability ministry one year later. He continued in both capacities until he retired in May of 2012.
His favorite Bible quote is Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose".