Dr. Mitch Hamilton is a diaspora missiologist and migration strategist for the International Mission Board, Faith-Based Organizations, and church leaders. Prior to transitioning to the Sahel in 2015, he served as a senior pastor in urban contexts in the United States for nearly 30 years. His focus is on diaspora research among sub-Saharan African peoples in their places of origin, transition, and destination.

He and his wife, Teresa, have a passion for gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by migrants and creating opportunities to empower those who can directly engage them with the hope and gospel of Christ.

Dr. Hamilton has served in leadership positions across his own denomination for over four decades and continues to write, lead conferences, and teach in globally diverse academic settings. He holds advanced degrees (Ph.D., D.Min, M.Div ) in World Christian Studies, Missiology, and Biblical Studies.

Currently, he and his wife divide their time between Africa and Europe, making their home along the Mediterranean Rim.