Pastor Bobby Dale Hamilton is a native of Boyce, Louisiana. He graduated from A. Wettermark High School in May of 1982, and he graduated from Louisiana College in Pineville, Louisiana after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986. Two years after graduating from Louisiana College and working within the Banking industry, Pastor Hamilton relocated to Houston, Texas.Immediately after relocating to Houston, Pastor Hamilton began a long career in the Insurance industry working for State Farm Insurance. While employed with State Farm, he met and married the love of his life, Letisha Hamilton of Dallas, Texas. They have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with three wonderful children, Jonathan, Zachary, and Natalie.

While residing in Houston, the Lord begin rearranging Pastor Hamilton’s life! In 1988, he became born again and was called into the gospel ministry in 1993; and ordained into the ministry in 1996. In 1996, Pastor Hamilton was called by God to leave State Farm Insurance to vocationally serve on the staff of Friendship Community Bible Church in the capacity of the Pastor of Evangelism. However, in 1998 the winds of change blew again in the Hamilton household as the Lord called Pastor Hamilton to relocate to Dallas, Texas to attend Dallas Theological Seminary. Upon completion of his seminary training, Pastor Hamilton received a Master’s Degree in Theology and graduated with high honors from one of the nation’s most prestigious schools of Theology in May 2001.

After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2001, Pastor Hamilton was called to be the 4th Senior Pastor of the great Friendship Community Bible Church of Houston, Texas. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and the faithfulness of Pastor Hamilton and his leadership team, a God-sized vision was launched 6 years ago, the Friendship membership has more than doubled, the ministry has moved into a new ministry facility in Sugar Land, the ministry’s commitment to reaching the unsaved and deepening the saved has been heightened, and they have participated in Kingdom endeavors in the countries of Brazil, Kenya and Ghana.
Truly the best is still yet to come, as Friendship becomes “A Place to Begin Again.