Our Founders

Durell & Tarj Hamilton

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Durell and Tarj Hamilton, both victims of criminal violence, decided long ago that their tragedy would not render them hopeless, rather they would turn it into a testimony of God's love and grace by becoming beacon lights in their community.


On September 3rd, 2007, after returning home, the Hamilton's were approached and fired upon by two unidentified assailants in their driveway. After being fired upon, Durell in the abdomen, and Tarj in the back, both would be in a fight for their lives. While Durell fully recovered, Tarj was rendered paralyzed from the waist down.