James Hunt - Senior Pastor
James came to First Southern in February 2015.
He served on staff at Council Road Baptist Church, Bethany, OK, from October 2005 – January 2015. James’ first 13 years in ministry were in a bi-vocational role primarily as a student pastor and worship leader in South Florida. He holds a MTS from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO., a BA in Bible from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL., and an advanced degree in the “School of Hard Knocks”.
He loves serving Jesus by serving people. He also enjoys spending time with his wife of over 20 years as well as his four children. You’ll find him just as comfortable in the office deep in thought as he is at a rodeo. He likes boots, jeans, and fun times with the family. He also love classic vehicles, especially old trucks. And he really likes motorcycles and horses. His ideal afternoon would be on the back of either.
He likes his music loud, preaching faithful to Scripture, and prayer to be genuine. If you’re ever driving next to him you may see his windows rolled down and hear music blaring – anything from classic rock, hymns of the faith, or contemporary worship music. Sometimes, however, you’ll see him daydreaming – lost in thought. He’s an absent-minded kind of guy sometimes.
The thing he’d like you most to know about him is that he’s a big sinner and God is an even greater Savior! He’d love to share with you about God’s grace in Jesus. Just ask him!
James is thankful for the privilege of serving Jesus by serving His church at First Southern, Guthrie!