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A pastor, philosophical theologian, preacher, professor, author, community leader/organizer, transformational leadership developer, thought leader, public intellectual, social entrepreneur, innovator, consultant, executive leadership/life coach and organizational turnaround strategist with over thirty years of professional experience working with non-profit, religious, academic, military and government interests - locally, nationally and internationally



New Horizons provides catalytic and transformational leadership, and organizational development solutions through executive leadership/life coaching focusing on work-life (whole life) balance for non-profit and religious leaders, and through strategic planning, visioning and futuring for churches and non-profit organizations. Dr. Hunt and New Horizons have worked with over 200 churches and non-profit organizations, provided leadership/life coaching to over 250 leaders, with over 2500 hours of coaching, and resourced leaders in larger group settings from local to international judicatory, academic and governmental contexts – from Bermuda, Barbados and Honduras, to Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. From 2022-24, he served as a congregational leadership coach with the Source Collaborative with Wesley Theological Seminary and the Lilly Endowment. He is the author of the "Leadership Series," a twelve-part resource manual for developing church and nonprofit leaders. Academic courses and seminars developed and offered include: Turning Vision into Action; Transformational Leadership; Building Effective Teams; Ministry Outside the Box; Inculturating Leadership; Leadership in Diverse Ministry Settings; and Identifying Real Community Needs. 


BCI provides innovative and strategic solutions and resources for community-building, community organizing, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion), multiculturalism, nonviolence, peacemaking and bridge-building.  Dr. Hunt is the author of the groundbreaking books - "Redeeming the Dream: Essays and other Writings on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Social Justice" (2023), "I've Seen the Promised Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 21st Century Quest for the Beloved Community" (2020), "Come Go with Me: Howard Thurman and a Gospel of Radical Inclusivity" (2019),"and "Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Theological Analysis of the Thought of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr." (2005), along with the groundbreaking resource manual, "The Beloved Community Toolkit" (2017). He is considered to be an international thought leader in enacting the Beloved Community, and has trained over 250 graduate students, and numerous other community and church leaders in advanced theory/practice in nonviolence, peacemaking, the Beloved Community and the history of the Civil Rights movement, and developed and leads/teaches the “Enacting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community" Doctoral Focus Group at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio (https://united.edu/doctor-of-ministry-focus-groups/dr-c-anthony-hunt/). Additionally, Dr. Hunt is the Founder/Convener of the Beloved Community Affinity Working Group (based in Baltimore), also in affiliation with the Ministry in the City HUB at City Seminary of New York.

Academic courses (master's and doctoral level) and seminars offered include: Retracing the Steps of Freedom (an immersion course in Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma, AL); The Church and the Civil Rights Movement; The Life and Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Howard Thurman: Pastor, Prophet, Theologian; Theologies of Liberation and Resistance: Black Lives Matter, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi; Spiritualities of Liberation and Hope; and  Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr.: Prophetic Leadership.


New Urban Ministry (www.newurbanministry.blogspot.com) provides innovative strategic solutions to religious and non-profit entities involved in church and community turnaround in urban contexts. These resources and solutions include catalytic leadership and strategic organizational development for urban contexts (national and international) through consulting, workshops, leadership coaching and academic courses/research/publication.  From 2006-08, Dr. Hunt was project manager and lead writer for Hope for the City, the ten-point strategic plan of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church for strengthening churches and communities in Baltimore. He subsequently was the founding District Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District in 2008, and also served as Executive Director with the launch and implementation of Hope for the City in Baltimore from 2008-12. He has, on two occacions served as the acting director of the Community Engagement Institute at Wesley Theological Seminary (2016 and 2023) and is currently a core faculty member of the Institute. 

Founded in 2022, Hope for the City: Transforming Urban Leaders (TUL) is a Baltimore-based Transformational Development collaborative with the Ministry in the City HUB at City Seminary of New York and the Lilly Endowment. TUL aims to develop transformational leaders to serve in urban ministry contexts. Dr. Hunt has trained over 250 graduate students in advanced theory/practice through intercultural urban immersion experiences in Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Alabama (Birmingham, Montgomery and Selma). Academic courses and seminars developed and offered include: Understanding Community; Foundations of Urban Ministries; Violence and the City, Public Witness and Community Partnership; The Tale of Two Cities (Washington, DC/Baltimore, MD); "Ministry on the Margins: Poverty, Migration/Immigration, and Urban Issues"; and the twelve-module Hope for the City: Transforming Urban Leaders Academy. "Hope for the City: Transformational Leadership Development for Urban Ministries" was released in 2022, and the Urban Leadership Series, a resource manual, is currently in development.  

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