George G. Hunter, III


Dr. George G. Hunter, III

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Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth, Asbury Theological Seminary

B.A., Florida Southern College, 1960
B.D., Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1963
Th.M., Princeton Seminary, 1964
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1972

Dr. George G. Hunter III is Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth. He came to Asbury Theological Seminary in 1983 to serve as founding dean of the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism. He served as dean for 18 years before being named the seminary’s first Distinguished Professor in 2001.

He received a B.A. from Florida Southern College, 1960; a B.D. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1963; a Th.M. from Princeton Seminary, 1964; and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, 1972.

Dr. Hunter has led seminars for more than 30 denominations in more than 20 different countries. He has authored 10 books, including Christian, Evangelical and ‘¦ Democrat? (Abingdon Press, 2006). He has served the United Methodist Church in a variety of ways, ranging from pastor to executive for the Board of Discipleship’s section on evangelism, a role in which he oversaw the evangelistic program for the denomination’s 38,000 churches. He is the co-founder of the American Society for Church Growth and founder of The Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education.

Dr. Hunter and his wife, Ella, have three children.

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