Born in South Africa, Hamilton Filmalter has known and loved the Lord since his childhood. At the age of 12, God called him into the ministry from Jeremiah 1:4 - 10. As a young man attending Bible school he had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit, anointing him for ministry and placing in him the desire to stay current as the Holy Spirit moves.

Hamilton and Helena's first years in ministry involved pastoring and pioneering a church plant as the Charismatic move gained strength in South Africa. They embraced the outpouring of the Spirit in the '90's, and, in 1994, came to America. They traveled extensively, introducing many churches to the River Outpouring with signs and wonders following. A passion for the harvest grew during these years.

During the past decade Hamilton traveled in America and abroad doing healing meetings, the Lord Jesus healing many. In 2004 the door opened into Asia for the ingathering of the harvest. Hundreds of thousands accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior in large open air crusades. The blind saw and the lame walked as the Good News about Jesus was preached. The harvest we had so longed for was unfolding, but how do you gather and disciple? Multiplying house church networks became the vehicle for gathering the harvest and soon thousands of people were being trained with every crusade to plant house churches. These house churches are in fact 'harvest houses', built around a 'man of peace' as Jesus described in Luke 10.

Harvest burns in our hearts. Many prophesies indicate that a shift has taken place in America and that we are standing on the brink of the greatest harvest of souls in history. It is towards this harvest that our ministry in America is directed. We are equipping churches here to start harvesting in new ways, with a new wineskin of harvest houses, as we are continuing the work in Asia.