At age 27, a lifelong ministry began for Ron Hamilton and his wife in a most unexpected way. When cancer took his left eye, children saw his eye patch and called him a real live pirate. Ron realized an opportunity for a Gospel ministry and began writing music for countless children's songs, performing them as Patch the Pirate. The down-to-earth lyrics in his songs were appreciated by Christian parents who wanted character-based music for their home. Today Ron & Shelly, along with their son-in-law and daughter, Adam and Megan Morgan, still share an exciting ministry with Majesty Music, based in Greenville, South Carolina.