C. Anthony Hunt, Ph.D.

C. Anthony Hunt is Fellow of the Graduate Theological Foundation and E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies. He is a United Methodist minister and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dr. Hunt’s previous ministerial appointments have included service as Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan and Baltimore-Harford Districts in Central Maryland, and as Executive Director of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry of the United Methodist Church, headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.  Additionally, he is a Professor of Systematic, Moral and Practical Theology at the Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. In 2008, the Ecumenical Institute honored Dr. Hunt by naming him 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 also teaches on the adjunct faculty at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Hunt is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.A., Economics), Troy State University (M.B.A.), Wesley Theological Seminary (M.Div., and Wesley Merit Fellow, with a concentration in Systematic Theology) and the Graduate Theological Foundation (D.Min. in Pastoral Theology and Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology).  Additionally, he is a Distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army Officer's Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, and completed a clinical residency in pastoral counseling at the Walter Reed Medical Center, in Washington, DC.   He has completed post-doctoral programs at the Ecumenical Institute, St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore (Spiritual Theology); at James Madison University’s Institute of Certified Professional Managers (Advanced Leadership); and at Princeton University’s Center of Theological Inquiry (Pastoral Theology); and has completed additional studies in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, UK. 
He is the author of six books and over 85 articles and chapters on issues related to the church and society.   Dr. Hunt's ongoing teaching/research interests include Systematic Theology, Philosophy, 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.
In May of 2015, Dr. Hunt delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Religious Affiliation
  • United Methodist (Ordained)
General Areas of Interests
  • Theology
Specialized Areas
  • Leadership
  • Martin Luther King
  • Civil Rights
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