President and CEO, Ministry Outreach Foundation
Dr. Richard Hamlet, Founder and President/CEO of Ministry Outreach Foundation (MOF), is a Wall Street trained financial professional with decades of experience working in the Capital markets. 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. In 2004 he and his wife, Ginger, co-founded MOF, which actively invests in “Business as Missions” platforms in Real Estate and Christian Media.
Since his call to pastoral ministry in 1997, Dr. Hamlet has served as a pastor in churches across Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. He currently serves at East Acres Baptist Church in Millington, TN.
Additionally, as an international evangelist, he has ministered in nearly 100 countries, preaching the saving Gospel of Christ through different outreach platforms, and training pastors in those countries. In countries closed to the gospel, he used creative strategies to advance the gospel to reach the lost through non-traditional means.
- 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
- Past President of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE)
- Past President of the Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries under MOF membership
- Past President of the Fellowship of Tennessee Baptist Evangelists
- Founder of Ministry in the Marketplace, a business-as-missions ministry (2014)
Listen to the interviews below as Richard shares about his professional career as a Wall Street financier, his calling to ministry, his heart for the nations, the motivation behind his radio program, pastoring, and much more!