In June 1998, the Lord spoke to Hamp Lee III to send daily messages called Quick Quotes. He began sending inspirational messages to his friends and family in the United States and Japan. In the following year, the Lord renamed Quick Quotes to Spiritual Combatants.
After sending thousands of quotes around the world, the Lord impressed upon Hamp to start a website in November 2005. Hamp was also given the life purpose of re-establishing truth by being a drink offering to the world. As a drink offering to the world, his life would be used as an example and testimony to re-establish a commitment to biblical principles.
In April 2006, Hamp published his first book, Can You Spare a Few Minutes?: Making Marriage a Priority. Based on his purpose through Spiritual Combatants, his book testified of the first years of his marriage and ministry, and how the Lord helped him establish a better relationship with his wife, Tonya.
In the years that followed, Hamp continued to write on his website and publish several ministry, military, and leadership books. In October 2014, the Lord called him to begin structuring Spiritual Combatants as a church ministry. On August 11,2016, Spiritual Combatants was formed as a church organization.
Lord willing, we will have the privilege of connecting with many men and women through compassion, communion, community, and commission. We ask for your prayers as we seek to accomplish the will of God in this season.
Compassion is the foundation of a disciple’s life with God and man. Disciples will strive to love God with all of their heart, mind, and soul. Along with a love for God, disciples will also love others as themselves. Men and women will be identified as Jesus’ disciple through their love for others.
The word communion is translated from the Greek language as fellowship, association, intimacy, and joint participation. Communion with God is manifested from a disciple’s knowledge and love for Him. Communion is seeking the beauty and wonder of God. Communion is cultivated from a disciple’s time with God in prayer, meditation, praise, and worship.
Collectively, disciples encompass a worldwide body of believers. Disciples are made up of people from every culture, social status, and background. The community of disciples is identified by a shared belief in Jesus. Disciples often gather in smaller groups or fellowships (churches) to encourage, teach, and support one another toward a lifestyle of holiness unto God. Disciples are the representation of God and His love within the world.
Through the use of gifts, talents, acts of service, and miraculous signs and wonders, disciples are empowered and sent to places near and far to share God’s love and message with the world. Disciples partner in the history and plan of God to represent Him and share His love, mercy, and grace—for His glory, according to His will.
Hamp Lee III is the founding elder of Spiritual Combatants, a global church and Ministry Training Center formed in June 1998 to empower people to live inspired lives through compassion, communion, community, and commission. He currently serves in the United States Air Force as an administrator at their top enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant. As an ordained minister operating under the spiritual gift of pastor and teacher, Hamp travels the world preaching, teaching, and serving God’s people in numerous capacities. Hamp and his wife, Tonya, have been married since 1996 and currently reside in Montgomery, Alabama.
Spiritual Birth: April 27, 1997
Accepted Call to Ministry: January 19, 1998
Current Bible: King James Bible
Education: B.S. in Information Systems Management, University of Maryland University College. Currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Amridge University.
Favorite Book (besides Bible): Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Most Memorable Experience (besides Salvation): Watching the birth of my daughter
Hobbies: Drawing, Writing, Computer Graphics, and Photography
Current Profession: Chief Enlisted Manager, United States Air Force (CMSgt/E-9)
Favorite Foods: Chimichangas, my Grandfather’s ribs, and Grandmother’s Sock-It-To-Me cake
Most Memorable Christian Experience: Tres Dias
Most Influential People: Grandparents, Hamp Lee Sr. and Alberta Lee
Hamp in less than 100 characters: Disciple of Jesus (@spiritualcombat), husband, father, Airman (@thaAFSarge), and servant to all.