About jim

Dr. Hamilton has led multi-million dollar faith-based nonprofits, served local churches as a lead pastor and interim, helped start new churches, and provided his expertise as a church consultant to numerous congregations. 

Jim is a featured speaker at Christian conferences, writer in Christian publications, and inspirational speaker for numerous faith-based organizations. He coaches and disciples ministry leaders in AK and around the globe. He is certified through CoachNet Global and and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Jim has impacted the business sector mentoring entrepreneurs to their first million in revenue, coaching executives, and consulting with companies around professional and organizational development. 

Dr. Hamilton has earned degrees from Wayland Baptist University, Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, and Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. Jim has been married to his high school sweetheart Lisa for almost 40 years. He's dad to 5 grown children and "Papa" to 11 grand kids.



Jim’s passion, inspiration, knowledge and dedication set the tone right away, as he focuses all of that energy and commitment on YOU and YOUR goals, even when your role is to assist him. Jim not only listens, but he HEARS - even if you can’t articulate your goals, he understands and does an exceptional job of getting you on the path to success - success as YOU define it, not as he defines it. Jim is a coach’s coach, and I highly recommend him.
— Linda D, South Dakota
I have been in a coaching relationship with Jim for the past several years and have found his leadership to be very helpful - both personally and professionally. Most recently, Jim has been working with our organization to provide leadership coaching as we move through a growth path for the future. Jim is one of the most highly competent leaders I have ever worked with and his ability to provide practical and effective coaching has helped me to be a better leader. I have also seen the positive effect Jim has had on other leaders as they spend time with him in a coaching relationship. Jim encourages growth and helps to facilitate movement when leaders face “road blocks” and discouragement that often hinder leadership effectiveness.
— Kevin M, Georgia
Jim possesses a very unique skill set that has allowed him to assist me with time management, goal setting, action planning, and accountability. For a busy business owner/operator, I have found my relationship with Jim to be invaluable.
— Ray H, Georgia
Jim Hamilton’s direct and caring way helped our company recover after the loss of our President and CEO. Our needs included team building, strategic planning, and trust building across our organization. Through listening and learning more about each individual manager Jim was able help us learn how to continue doing business without our leader of 40 years. Jim personally assisted me as I transitioned to President and CEO, by helping me to prioritize our most important task, listen to the needs of our employees and customers and develop a strategic plan to move our company forward.
— Laura C, Florida

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Ministry Experience

Dr. Hamilton has more than 30 years of experience as a vocational minister serving in local churches and para-church organizations. Jim served as a pastor/planter in Alaska and Indiana for a total of 14 years. Early in his ministry he and Lisa were house parents for Baptist Children’s Homes for a total of 5 years.

Jim was Executive Director at Dakota Baptist Convention for 8 years, Executive Director for a 100+ church network in Southeast Texas for 4 years, and is now Executive Director at Arctic Barnabas Ministries in Kenai, Alaska.


Marketplace Experience

Dr. Hamilton has worked as a paid professional coach for 10+ years in the areas of executive, leadership and business coaching. As a consultant, Jim works with companies around organizational development.

Jim is a Birkman Certified Professional and ICF member. He delivers the Birkman Method Assessment within organizations and companies to develop and enhance human capital. Jim is also a business owner for 6+ years developing a commercial cleaning business in Southeast Texas, a marketing services shop, and Brothers’ Cafe in Kenai, AK.