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Parkhurst Lecture to Feature Adam Hamilton

Rev. Adam Hamilton, well known Methodist author and pastor, will be the keynote speaker for the Parkhurst Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church sanctuary.  There is no admission charge to attend.

Hamilton is the founding pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood. Hamilton has received the B’nai B’rith award in Social Ethics, the Denman Award in Evangelism, and the Circuit Rider Award for excellence in church leadership. He was named Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church by the Foundation for Evangelism, and he was named one of the “Ten People to Watch in America’s Spiritual Landscape” by “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.”

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has grown from four people in 1990 to over 12,000 adult members with an average weekly worship attendance of over 7,500 in 2006.

“It is an honor to have Adam Hamilton with us,” says Steve Wilke, vice president for planning and new programs at Southwestern.  “He is one of the most influential persons in American Christianity today. An outstanding communicator and Christian leader, Adam’s lecture is sure to help all of us better understand the issues of our day, and how to better respond in our lives.”