C. Anthony Hunt is a Fellow of the Graduate Theological Foundation and E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies. He is an Ordained Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, and currently serves as Senior Pastor of Epworth Chapel United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Hunt’s previous ministerial appointments have included service as Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan and Baltimore-Harford Districts in Central Maryland, Executive Director of Hope for the City, an initiative to strengthen United Methodist congregations and communities in Baltimore, and as Executive Director of the Multi-Ethnic Center for Ministry of the United Methodist Church, headquartered in Columbia, MD. 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 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 also teaches on the 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’s Beloved Community” Doctoral Focus Group.
A graduate of the University of Maryland (BA in Economics, 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 (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, 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 Coaches 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.
He is the author of nine books and over 150 articles, chapters and essays 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.
In May of 2015, Dr. Hunt delivered the commencement address to the graduating class of the Graduate Theological Foundation, and was inducted as a Faculty Fellow of the 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.
- United Methodist (Ordained)
General Areas of Interests
- Martin Luther King
- Civil Rights
Articles, Essays and Speeches
Areas of Service