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Sunday, August 26, 2018

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  • Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    by Mike Ebert, posted Sunday, August 26, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will join the North American Mission Board as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership. Hunt and NAMB announced the news Sunday (Aug. 26).

    "I want to lead Southern Baptist churches to put evangelism back on the front burner again," Hunt said. "Jesus came to seek and save the lost, we know what He is doing. We must join Him."

    Hunt shared in worship services at his church Sunday morning that he will walk with the church through the transition and begin serving full time with NAMB at the beginning of 2019. NAMB trustees will vote on Hunt’s role at their upcoming meeting Oct. 2. Read More