On Sunday (May 22), Johnny Hunt announced his resignation as the Senior Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) North American Mission Board (NAMB). According to NAMB’s President Kevin Ezell’s statement, Hunt stepped down on May 13, 2022.
Hunt served as the senior pastor of First Baptist Woodstock Church in Georgia for over 30 years, was the president of the SBC Pastors’ Conference in 1996, and was the president of the SBC from 2008 to 2010. Hunt has been serving as NAMB’s Senior Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership since 2018.
The news comes after the 69-year-old Hunt was mentioned in the Guidepost Solutions report, which wasreleased on Sunday afternoon and detailed a forced sexual encounter with a pastor’s wife at the end of Hunt’s SBC presidency in 2010.
The 288-page Guidepost Solutions report compiled 330 interviews in the investigation as to how the SBC had responded to allegations of sexual abuse within the denomination since 2000. SBC messengers called for the investigation at the denomination’s 2021 annual meeting.