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  • Johnny Hunt to lead NAMB evangelism, leadership group

    by Mike Ebert, posted Sunday, August 26, 2018 (25 days 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

  • 'Genuine burden' needed for the lost, Hunt says

    by J. Gerald Harris, posted Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Bill Bangham
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Looking at the apostle Paul's passion for lost souls, former SBC President Johnny Hunt preached from Romans 9:1-3 at the Southern Baptist Convention June 13 in Phoenix.

    "The apostle Paul writes with a burdened heart," Hunt said, "because his own brethren, those near and dear to him had refused to accept the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and Messiah." Read More

  • Hunt's 'lab' aims for renewal among pastors

    by Tobin Perry, posted Thursday, October 02, 2014 (3 years ago)

    File photo by John Swain/NAMB
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Josh Hayes can recount a variety of takeaways he garnered at a church revitalization conference he attended last month -- from reminders about ministry being a "people business" to the importance of equipping a congregation with the necessary ministry tools. But Hayes said one particular moment was a game-changer for him.

    Hayes, the children's pastor at Grace Community Church in Marion, N.C., said he has felt led to become a lead pastor, a call that has brought with it a collection of new fears. During this particular North American Mission Board conference in mid-September, Johnny Hunt helped calm those fears. Read More