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Dr. Harold Hunter

Dr. Harold Hunter

Harold Hunter was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on February 22, 1945. He and his wife, Marilyn, have two Sons.

Dr. Hunter received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee; his Doctor of Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana; and his Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida.

He pastored churches in Tennessee from 1962 until 1981 when he accepted the call to the 2600-member North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, where he served until January, 1991. During his pastorate, the church grew to a membership of 5100 members. The worship services of North Jacksonville Baptist Church were telecast three times weekly and received the No. 1 rating of all religious telecasts in the Jacksonville area according to Arbitron ratings. Each of the five churches he served as pastor were listed in the top one percent of the fastest growing churches in America during his tenure with them. In January of 1991, Dr. Hunter resigned the pastorate, entered full-time evangelism and founded Trinity Crusades for Christ. Since that date he has served as the evangelist for over 250 local church crusades and area crusades, recording over 35,000 public decisions for Christ.

Dr. Hunter is the author of six books, has written many newspaper articles, and has been involved in extensive radio and television productions. He has co-hosted several telethons with such celebrities as Art Linkletter and Debby Boone. He has appeared in television forums and has often been asked to comment on current issues for local newspapers. While serving his final pastorate, Dr. Hunter hosted a daily call-in radio broadcast, entitled "Let's Ask the Pastor," where he gave on-the-spot answers to Bible questions. He has served on various committees of state conventions and has been the key-note speaker at convention-wide and state-wide evangelism conferences, Pastors conferences seminars and Bible colleges

Dr Hunter's crusades have resulted in record setting attendances in every place he has preached. He has been called a modern-day Billy Sunday because of his boundless pulpit energy and his unlimited enthusiasm. His attack on sin is balanced by his love for the sinner.