Hunt among emPower Conference speakers

Johnny Hunt, pastor of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., will be among the speakers at the emPOWER Conference, sponsored by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Feb. 9-10 at the Arlington Convention Center.

Hunt will join other well-known Christian leaders, such as Henry Blackaby, Jack Graham, Zig Ziglar and Larnelle Harris, at the conference?formerly known as the State Evangelism Conference.

A North Carolina native, Hunt has been pastor at First Baptist, Woodstock since 1986. Since then, the church’s Sunday School attendance has grown from an average of 275 to more than 4,700. In his first year at the church, First Baptist baptized 318 people.

The church now has three worship services in its 3,200-seat worship center and three Sunday School sessions.

He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb College in Boiling Springs, N.C., and Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., where he was voted Ministerial Student of the Year in 1979. The chair of Church Growth at Southeastern was named in Hunt’s honor in 1997. He holds an honorary doctorate from Immanuel Baptist Theological Seminary in Sharpsburg, Ga., and also a doctor of sacred laws and letters from Covington Theological Seminary.

For more information on the emPOWER Conference, call the SBTC office at 972-953-0878 or toll free at 877-953-7282. For lodging group rates, see the hotel list below and state that you are attending the emPOWER Conference when making reservations.

The conference hotels are as follows:

v Wyndham Arlington, 1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 1-800-442-7275 for reservations or go to Use group code: 0208650SB.

v La Quinta Inns, 825 N. Watson Rd., Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 1-800-453-7909 for reservations.

v Baymont Inn & Suites, 2401 Diplomacy Drive, Arlington, Texas 76011. Call 817-633-2400 for reservations.

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