From modest attendance of 120 at its first service held in 1990 in the chapel of a local funeral home – the Rev. Adam Hamilton has nurtured Kansas City’s Church of the Resurrection into the largest United Methodist church in the nation, serving more than 20,000 members across four campuses. It expects to open a new, visually striking, $90 million sanctuary in Leawood, Kansas, by next Easter.
Hamilton, chosen earlier this year to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, sits down with Library Director Crosby Kemper III to discuss his efforts and achievements in the latest installment of the Kansas City: Cradle of Entrepreneurs series.
Focusing in 2016 on entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector, the series is made possible by generous contributions from the Regnier Family Foundation and Bank of Blue Valley.