President appoints Adam Hamilton to advisory council

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Rev. Adam Hamilton

President Barack Obama has appointed best-selling author and United Methodist pastor Adam Hamilton to serve as a member on the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House announced the appointments of Hamilton and two others to the council on Friday, Jan. 29.

Hamilton is founder and lead pastor of Church of the Resurrection, one of the largest and most influential churches in the U.S. In 2013, he preached for the National Prayer Service as part of the presidential inauguration festivities.

“I’m honored to join with other leaders and experts in the work of evaluating and making recommendations for changes in policies, programs, and practices relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations to better serve people in need,” Hamilton said in a statement to Abingdon Press. “I believe I was chosen in part due to Church of the Resurrection’s commitment to serving the community and its long-standing work partnering with low income schools in the Kansas City area.”

Click here to read the White House news release.

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