Kenton Hunt, former pastor at First Southern Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has served as the PA/NJ Director of Disaster Relief since Jan. 2016. Before then, he served as a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteer since 1996. Kenton has been active in the Lycoming County Long Term Flood Recovery Committee; the Pennsylvania Feeding Taskforce and the New Jersey Mass Feeding Taskforce; the Recovery Committee and the Manual Revision Committee of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR), PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Kenton holds a Master of Divinity degree in church music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and a Bachelor of Church Music degree from Shorter College, Rome, Georgia.
What are the benefits you hope our churches will receive as a result of your work/role at the BRN?
Disaster relief is a powerful, relevant, timely ministry that helps churches be connected in their local communities. It is also a brilliant demonstration of what Southern Baptist Churches do together. Churches involved with Disaster Relief have a greater understanding of missional engagement, intentional discipleship, and leadership development.
A Few Fun Facts about Kenton
Kenton is moved to tears when he hears stories of churches and individual believers making disciples as they boldly step forward to meet human need in Jesus’ name.
Kenton’s biblical hero is Joseph because of his boldness, ethics, and perseverance. His modern-day hero is Louie Zamperini.
Kenton likes to read, hike, and try to keep up with his kids and granddaughter.