Abraham Hamilton III of American Family Association Addresses Christianity and Slave Trade at Dr. Alex McFarland’s Truth for a New Generation Conference


Hamilton and Other Nationally Known Speakers, from Fox News’ Todd Starnes to Faith Investigator J. Warner Wallace, Talk About the Nation’s Most Culturally Relevant Topics at March 23-24 Event

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Race relations in America was a serious topic in 2017, and the subject continues to create national conversations.

As the nation observes Black History Month in February, Dr. Alex McFarland ( is preparing to welcome the American Family Association’s Abraham Hamilton III, a foremost leader in his community, to the 2018 Truth for a New Generation (TNG) conference. At the two-day North Carolina event next month, Hamilton will explore the ground-breaking topic of “African Christianity Predates the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade” from his unique perspective.

“This nation needs saving,” said McFarland, who is also Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University in Greenville, S.C. “And that is exactly why we chose the very important theme of ‘Save a Nation’ for the 2018 Truth for a New Generation conference. In the past year, our country has been plagued with sometimes-violent racial unrest, deep political divisiveness and even spiritual brokenness among the faithful. We pray these passionate speakers, including my friend Abraham Hamilton, will spur attendees to radical change, God-driven action and world-altering steps that will, indeed, save a nation.”

At the American Family Association, Abraham Hamilton III serves as General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst. He is a husband, father of five children, lawyer, home-school dad, Bible teacher and a nationally syndicated radio talk show host. On Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. CST, he hosts “The Hamilton Corner” on the American Family Radio network, where McFarland also hosts “Exploring the Word.”

Hamilton has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is a member of the bar associations for Louisiana, Houston and Texas, as well as the Federal Bar Association. In the legal profession, Hamilton served as a criminal prosecutor, handling major felony prosecutions at the trial level.  His ministerial focuses include marriage, family, biblical worldview training and discipleship formation.

Also joining McFarland and Hamilton at the March 23-24 Truth for a New Generation event at Life Community Church in the greater Greensboro area of North Carolina will be the following speakers:

  • Todd StarnesThe popular Fox News commentator and columnist is heard daily on hundreds of radio stations around the nation. Starnes also makes regular appearances on Fox News Channel, including on “Fox & Friends,” and on Fox Business Network. He is the author of several books, including “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again” and “God Less America,” and is a frequent speaker. He recently debuted the three-hour, daily “Todd Starnes Show” on Fox News Radio and has covers a number of high-profile stories, taking him from Wall Street to the White House.
  • Lauren GreenCurrently serving as Chief Religion Correspondent for the Fox News Channel, Green is famous for her straightforward approach to journalism and faith stories. Prior to joining FNC in 1996, she served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent in Chicago and assignment reporter in St. Paul. She has interviewed some of the most prominent faith leaders across the globe, as well as the most well-known people in the classical music world. Outside her career at FNC, Green is also a well-known concert pianist.
  • Tina Marie Griffin—Known as the “Counter Culture Mom,” Griffin is a former actress who reveals how pop culture is eroding the foundational development of today’s youth. She is a leading media expert and has traveled the world to show how pop culture and the media glamorizes harmful behaviors without showing the consequences. She has shared her eye-opening message, “Hollywood Exposed,” at school assemblies, parent meetings, colleges, leadership conferences, music festivals, camps, cruise ships, church services and other venues. Griffin has worked on multiple television shows and movies, as well as for L’Oreal Cosmetics and Limited Too. She was also a contestant in the preliminary Miss America pageant.
  • Josh McDowellA trailblazer for truth and relationships, McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades. He shares the essentials of the Christian faith in everyday language so that youth, families, churches, leaders and individuals of all ages are prepared for the life of faith and the work of the ministry. Since 1961, McDowell has delivered more than 27,000 talks to over 25 million people in 125 countries. He has written or co-authored 148 books, including “More Than a Carpenter” and “New Evidence That Demands a Verdict,” recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the 20th century.
  • J. Warner WallaceAs a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author, Wallace continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a senior fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also a faculty member at Biola University and Summit Ministries. A former atheist, Wallace took an expansive look at the evidence for the Christian worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true. Throughout his career, he has served as a youth pastor and church planter, then built the Cold-Case Christianity website, blog and podcast as a place to post and talk about what he discovered related to the evidence supporting Christianity.
  • Kamal SaleemHaving come from among them, Saleem is uniquely equipped with tremendous insight and a wealth of knowledge concerning the true culture and agenda of radical Islam. He is well-versed in the Holy Bible, Koran, Hadith and Sira (Shariah Law). He believes radical Islam is the most broadly disguised present danger to Christians, Jews and all non-Muslim people of the world. Saleem carries a message from God to awaken the Church through the truth, education and relationship.
  • Juan Valdes—With a love for the Lord and a passion to reach both English- and Spanish-speaking people with God’s message, Valdes is the senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Florida and has worked at a Christian school as both a chaplain and a teacher for more than 20 years. As an educated and experienced teacher of apologetics, Valdes has taught Bible and philosophy at the high school level, and theology, Bible and apologetics at the seminary level. He speaks regularly in the Miami area, across the country and internationally, at conferences, church services and events.

This year’s conference will feature a screening of the American Family Association feature-length film, “The God Who Speaks,” for which McFarland was a contributor, as well as a VIP “Gold Circle” seating, which will allow participants to interact with the speakers.

For more information, a schedule and registration and lunch details, visit Truth for a New Generation is presented by Alex McFarland Ministries, American Family Association, American Family Radio, North Greenville University and Journey Christian Magazine. The host is Life Community Church, 4900 W. Wendover Avenue, Jamestown, North Carolina.

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Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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