Hamp grew up in Pennsylvania, but his home is Virginia. His parents’ families have lived in the Charlottesville area for generations. After high school he enlisted in the Army serving a total of 13 years active and reserve. He attended Liberty University while working for the YWCA of Lynchburg. A new job opportunity with the YMCA moved him and his wife Kris, to Selma AL where he served as a program director, camp director and eventually the CEO. While in Alabama he completed his BS in Human Resource Management at Faulkner University Montgomery AL. Family duty moved him and his family back to Charlottesville in 2000. He worked for the American Red Cross for ten years before answering the call to full time ministry in 2011. He has served the body of Christ for many years as a musician, Sunday school teacher, deacon and most recently as an elder and worship leader at Laurel Hill.
His emphasis is to support the Sr. Pastor in all areas of service and oversee the workings and programs of the church. His focus is to help make sure that Laurel Hill’s resources are used effectively to make disciples for Christ and to help grow the local body at Laurel Hill.
He enjoys living in the country, working and playing outdoors, spending time with his family and sharing the gospel with others. He shares this ministry with his wife Kris who is a high school math, science and girl’s Bible teacher at United Christian Academy in Stanardsville VA. They have two daughters, Ariel and Shelby and a son Bennett.