Rev. Hamiel hails from Baltimore, Maryland and is the son of Gary and Michelle Hamiel. Rev. Hamiel is the proud husband of Dr. Lisa Hamiel and father of Chase Hamiel. He accepted Christ at an early age and began his spiritual journey at the City Temple of Baltimore Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Grady A. Yeargin, Jr. Rev. Hamiel acknowledged his gift of public speaking at the age of nine and was later named as the winner of the WJZ Oratory Contest. In July of 2012, he accepted God’s call and became licensed in ministry. Rev. Hamiel would later go on to matriculate through the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later went to Bowie State University and earned a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. After receiving his Master's degree from Bowie State University, Rev. Hamiel went on to earn a second Master's degree in divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
Rev. Hamiel comes to CSBC with multiple ministry experiences and various passions. While at City Temple, Rev. Hamiel served in the role of Associate Minister, as well as most recently Co-Youth Director. With a passion of working with youth in the uplifting of community, outreach, mentoring and philanthropy, Rev. Hamiel notes; “I like to make Ministry fun… I want to have a good time… especially for young people as ministry doesn’t have to be boring!” Rev. Hamiel acknowledges that there is a hunger that exist within the youth of the church in which he seeks and is called to fill. When it comes to the young adults of the church, Rev. Hamiel acknowledges “a lot of enthusiasm that seems to come from a genuine place,” in which he seeks to be an active part.
Rev. Hamiel identifies his favorite scripture as Matthew 26:41; "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."