Greg Hunt, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Phone: (318) 518-8336


In addition to his role as Research Professor, Greg Hunt serves as an adjunct faculty member in the areas of Constructive Theology and Ministry Praxis.

A graduate of Baylor University (B.A., History) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.; Ph.D., Systematic Theology), Greg served for three decades in pastoral ministry, most recently as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA. He became the first Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-related member of Central Seminary\’s Board of Directors in 1994 and served on the board until 2008.

Dr. Hunt is a highly-regarded speaker, consultant, and bestselling author of Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night and Leading Congregations through Crisis. He leverages his wide-ranging work in the worlds of church, community, business, academia, counseling, and relationship education to help people think holistically and purposefully about their lives, relationships, and organizations.

In September, 2009, after 30+ years of pastoral ministry, Greg transitioned into full-time work as President of Directions, Inc., a non-profit he and his wife, Priscilla, formed to serve people as they lead their organizations, relationships, and lives.

Greg\’s wife, Priscilla, is the Executive Director of Better Marriages (, the rebranded name of Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment (ACME), the pioneering marriage organization founded by Drs. David and Vera Mace and headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. Together, she and Greg travel extensively, facilitating faith-based and non-sectarian couple retreats and conferences.

They call metro Kansas City home. They have two married children and three granddaughters: Michelle (husband, Mike Souza, and daughter, Audrey) of San Diego; and Ethan (wife, Jilian, and daughters, Jocelyn and Madelyn) of Olathe, KS.

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