Dr. Wade Hampton, founder, and CEO of Hampton International Ministries Inc. (aka HIM Ministries) was born in the late 1950s and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Hampton spent his younger years being very active in church, sports, and study. He was a good athlete and student who learned well the value of hard work and service to church and community.
Dr. Hampton graduated high school in the late 1970s and went on to pursue undergraduate studies in business where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. During his time at TCU, Hampton spent two years swimming on the (NCAA, Division 1) varsity swim team.
Upon graduation from TCU, Hampton entered the business world and worked for a large international corporation. Actually, Hampton had begun working for that company in the factory as a teenager.
At the age of thirty-four, he resigned from his position at that same company as an executive and pursued graduate studies in theology and counseling through Zoe University in Jacksonville, Florida. After much hard work and some years later, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Ph.D. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling.
Following graduation with his second doctorate degree, Hampton did an internship as a chaplain at a drug and alcohol treatment center. Then, in 1999, a police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty and Dr. Hampton helped start the Police Chaplain's Corp in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Wade continues as a law enforcement chaplain to this day.
Dr. Wade’s love for law enforcement motivated him toward the profession and at the age of 40, he entered the police academy and graduated as the Top Cadet. Dr. Hampton went on to spend many years as a law enforcement officer obtaining the rank of police chief and going on to become the emergency manager (EMD) for the City of Hamilton as well as Caldwell County, Missouri.
Dr. Hampton also provided twelve years of extensive volunteer service at four different Missouri state prisons where he served as auxiliary chaplain, counselor, and pastor - achieving the highest of awards. To add to this, Hampton helped bring the world's second-largest prison ministry (www.KairosPrisonMinistry.org) to the State of Missouri and pioneered that ministry into Crossroads Correctional Center (men's maximum security) and Chillicothe Correctional Center.
Additionally, Hampton has traveled to many countries around the globe, as well as spending time in the Philippines, Australia, and South America. Since January 2015, Dr. Wade has lived in the mountains of Honduras (Central America), and currently volunteers as an intelligence analyst in Latin America for Concilium, Inc. Concilium is a religious, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, wholly committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission working to equip, train, and empower Christian missionaries, humanitarians, and other Gospel workers around the world to further the Great Commission in difficult and dangerous places such as Afghanistan, Ukraine, and the like (www.Concilium.us). In 2022, Concilium was the primary crisis management provider for 18 mission organizations. Additionally, they provide security training and other assistance to a multitude of Christian “sending” organizations including Samaritan’s Purse.
Author of the life-changing book, The High Places, Dr. Wade’s vast life experiences, education, and work-related efforts give him an in-depth and unique perspective with all his ministry efforts which include consulting, counseling/coaching, mediation, preaching, and teaching!
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