- March 25, 2013
- By Staff, Baptist Standard
Lawrence Hamilton, 74, March 11. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he began his ministry at age 17. He was pastor of four churches in Arkansas, Live Oak Baptist Church in Gatesville, First Baptist Church in Smithfield and interim pastor of 15 churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He also was administrator of Tarrant Baptist Encampment near Glen Rose from 1973 to 1991. He is survived by his wife, Rachael; sons, Danny, Brian and Blake; daughters, Angelia Sinclair, Amy Woods, Allison Nowak, Jeanette Martin and Stephanie Chaney; 22 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.