Dr. Allen Hunt: Former United Methodist Minister
Background: United Methodist/
December 12, 2011
Dr. Allen Hunt was born into a Methodist family with a long line of pastors. Despite not intending to go into “the family business”, Dr. Hunt did in fact end up becoming a Methodist minister. Following college and a stint in the business world, he obtained a Master’s in Divinity from Emory University. Dr. Hunt then went onto Yale where he received a PhD. in New Testament and Christian History. It was while at Yale that he became friends with a Dominican priest. Through that friendship, seeds of Catholicism were planted. It would be some twenty years later, however, that the fruit of Dr. Hunt’s conversion would become realized. In he meantime, he would go on to be the senior pastor of a mega church in Atlanta, before leaving to join the Catholic Church in 2007.