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Johnny M. Hunt
of the Southern Baptist Convention
Dr. Johnny M. Hunt, born July 17, 1952,
in Lumberton, North Carolina. He is married to Janet Allen Hunt
of Wilmington, North Carolina. They have two daughters: Deanna
Hunt Carswell and Hollie Hunt Hixson. They also
have three granddaughters: Hope Savannah Hixson,
Addie Lee Hixson, Katie Hunter Carswell and one
grandson, Carson John Carswell.
- Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs,
North Carolina: BA
- Voted ministerial student of the year in 1979.
- Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Wake Forest, North Carolina: Master of Divinity
- The Chair of Church Growth at Southeastern
Baptist Theological Seminary was named in Dr. Hunt’s
honor on March 11, 1997.
- Dr. Hunt received an honorary Doctor of Divinity from
Immanuel Baptist Theological Seminary of Sharpsburg,
Georgia, and also Doctor of Sacred Laws and Letters from
Covington Theological Seminary. He also received an honorary
Doctor of Divinity at Tennessee Temple University
- Lavonia Baptist Church, Mooresboro,
North Carolina: July
1976-August 1979, while attending Gardner-Webb College.
- Falls Baptist Church, Wake Forest, North
Carolina, while attending Southeastern Baptist Theological
the state of North Carolina in Sunday School growth in
1980 while pastoring and attending seminary.
- Longleaf Baptist Church, Wilmington,
North Carolina: May,
1981 - December 1, 1986. Led the state of North
Carolina in baptisms in 1983, 1984, and 1985.
- Became pastor of First Baptist Church
of Woodstock, Georgia, December, 1986. During the year of 1987,
Pastor Hunt’s first year, 3l8 people were baptized,
with additions by letter or statement of over 268.
- Sunday School attendance has increased
from an average of 275 in 1986 to presently over 5500
(March, 2008). Church
membership has increased from 1,027, in 1986, to presently
over 16,800 (March, 2008), and are averaging 6800 in
attendance. We are currently in our 7500
seat worship center with two morning services and three
Sunday schools to accommodate the large attendance. Our
yearly giving is in excess of $19.5 million and our total
mission giving is over 3.5 million. May
God be praised for His immeasurable blessings!
- New 7500 theater seat sanctuary completed
in August, 2004
- Over 135 missionaries sent out since 1987
- Over 78 mission church starts since 1987