Dr. James K. Hampton
Professor of Youth Ministry Director of Mentored Ministry
The Rev. Dr. James K. Hampton is the professor of youth ministry. He is the 2006 recipient of the Asbury Theological Seminary Faculty Excellence Award in Distance Learning.
He received a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 1988; a M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1994; and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, 2006.
Dr. Hampton previously served a three-year term as the chair of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators, a professional organization for those who teach youth ministry at the graduate or undergraduate level. He served as a member of the editorial board and assistant editor for the Journal of Youth and Theology for 7 years. He co-founded Barefoot Ministries, a publishing company in the Wesleyan tradition and served as the coordinator of Youth Ministries (USA/Canada) for the Church of the Nazarene from 1999 to 2001. In addition, he spent nine years on ministerial staff in churches in Ohio and Kansas. He is a well-respected writer, having written numerous articles and chapters for youth and youth workers, including serving as the author and/or editor of seven books, including Worship-Centered Teaching, Everyday Saint, and his most recent book, Sacred Space: Living in the Presence of God.
Dr. Hampton and his wife, Carolyn, have two children.