Late last week, Johnny Hunt, former Senior Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) North American Mission Board (NAMB), addressed First Baptist Woodstock Church (FBW) regarding the Guidepost Solutions report, which alleged he sexually abused a pastor’s wife in 2010.
Hunt pastored FBW for over 30 years before handing over lead pastoring duties to Jeremy Morton in 2018. In a video message posted online on Friday (May 27), Hunt thanked FBW for their support, saying, “I’ve heard from so many of you in recent days. I want to thank you for your reaching out with all your messages—literally all kinds of messages—to be honest, what we need most just now are prayers. So, thank you for praying for us.”
The SBC’s former president told FBW that those prayers have been a “lifeline that have touched us really deeply.”
“I know you need to know more and I want you to know more, so I feel like I owe you more,” Hunt said. “So I’ve carefully and thoughtfully written you a letter. Please read every word and listen carefully as it’s read to you. It will give you more of the facts and hopefully show you my heart. I love each of you. I humbly ask for your forgiveness, and I hope to see many of you, really, very soon.”