Garland R. Hunt , an Atlanta native, is a proven strategic leader with a dynamic ministry background and extensive experience in leadership, management, and pastoral care.
After completing a B.A. from Howard University in 1980 and J.D from Howard University Law School in 1983, he served as a judicial law clerk and staff attorney with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In 1993, he founded the Raleigh International Church; an influential ministry with the mission of reconciliation in Raleigh, NC. As senior pastor, Garland grew the church from the ground up. At the time of his departure in 2000, the church was thriving with well over 500 active members attending weekly. Hunt moved from Raleigh, NC back to his hometown of Atlanta GA to serve as executive pastor of the Father’s House. He also acted as chief operating officer of the church, while providing leadership development and training to staff and members.
His executive leadership spans some 28 years, with the Fellowship of International Churches, Wellington Boone Ministries, and New Generation Campus Ministries. He has served in many state and national leadership roles. In 2004, he was appointed to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles by Governor Sonny Purdue and served as chairman of the Parole Board in 2006. In 2010, Hunt was commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. In 2011, he served as president of Prison Fellowship.
In March 2015, Bishop Wellington Boone installed Bishop Hunt as Senior Pastor of the Father’s House. Each week, Bishop Hunt demonstrates his pastor’s heart through his passionate preaching and vibrant leadership.
In case you were wondering… Bishop Hunt is a die-hard Falcons and Hawks fan!
Pastor Eileen Hunt has over 30 years of ministry experience, beginning on the college campus with the organization that she started, New Generations Campus Ministries. She also founded Network of Politically Active Christian Women and is at present the administrative pastor at The Father’s House Church. Pastor Hunt is committed to seeing others grow in Christ and fulfill their purposes in God. She is married to Bishop Garland R. Hunt, and has three grown children, Garland Jr., Christa, Jeremy, daughter in-laws, Melissa and Ky and four grandchildren.