C. ANTHONY HUNT, PH.D.
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Recognized for his gifts and passions in preaching, teaching, leadership development and facilitating strategic change and organizational turnaround, Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt is an Ordained Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, and since 2011 has served as Senior Pastor of Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD. His previous ministerial appointments have included service as Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan and Baltimore-Harford United Methodist Districts in Central Maryland, Executive Director of Hope for the City, an urban initiative to strengthen United Methodist congregations and communities in Baltimore, as Executive Director of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry of the United Methodist Church, headquartered in Columbia, MD, as Program Director of the Center for Community Action and Social Justice at American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, Washington, DC, and as Dean of Haebler Memorial Chapel and Visiting Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Goucher College, Towson, MD.
A philosophical theologian, additionally, he is a Professor of Systematic, Moral and Practical Theology, and core faculty member at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. In 2008, the Ecumenical Institute named Dr. Hunt a Permanent Dunning Distinguished Lecturer in recognition of ongoing excellence in Teaching and Scholarship. This is the highest honor bestowed on a faculty member of the Ecumenical Institute. He is also a Faculty Fellow and E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies at the Graduate Theological Foundation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and additionally he teaches on the core partner/adjunct faculties at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where he developed and is the Faculty Mentor for the “Enacting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Beloved Community” Doctoral Focus Group.
He is founder, CEO and Principal Consultant of New Horizons Coaching and Consulting. New Horizons focuses on consulting for non-profit and religious organizations, catalytic leadership development, and leadership/life coaching for non-profit and religious leaders.
A graduate of the University of Maryland (BA in Economics, with a concentration in Econometrics, with Honors), he holds advanced degrees from Troy State University (MBA), Wesley Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity, with Honors, and Wesley Merit Fellow, with a concentration in Systematic Theology), St. Mary’s Seminary and University (Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Theology), and the Graduate Theological Foundation, in affiliation with the University of Oxford, UK (Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology and Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology). In 2004, he completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in Pastoral Theology at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, and has completed two years of additional studies in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, UK., and post-doctoral studies in Transformational Leadership at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. He has also completed a post-Graduate Certificate program in Advanced Leadership at the Institute of Certified Professional Managers, James Madison University (he holds the credential of Certified Manager), and has completed training in CoActive leadership coaching with the CoActive Training Institute, San Rafael, California, and the Life Coaching Certification Program with the Life Coaching Institute, Costa Mesa, CA (he holds the credential of Certified Professional Life Coach). Both of these programs are International Coach Federation affiliated and approved. He has completed additional training in Advanced Strategic Leadership Coaching at the Harvard Extension School, Cambridge, MA.
Additionally, Dr. Hunt is a Distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army Officer's Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, and completed clinical residencies in pastoral counseling at the Walter Reed Medical Center, in Washington, DC and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
In May of 2015, he was inducted as a Faculty Fellow of the Graduate Theological Foundation. This is the highest distinction bestowed on a faculty member of the Foundation. In May 2016, he was the recipient of the Society of John Wesley Award of Merit and inducted into the Society of John Wesley, which is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of Wesley Theological Seminary, and in April 2019, he was inducted into the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Hunt is the author of nine books and over 150 articles, chapters, essays and academic papers on issues related to the church and society. Dr. Hunt's ongoing teaching/research interests include Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Africana Studies, Black Church Studies, the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., Howard Thurman, Urban Theology, Leadership, Church Growth, Multiculturalism, World Religions, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Mohandas K. Gandhi.