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Pastor Johnny Hunt

Others. That singular focus summarizes the contagious passion that “Pastor Johnny” has imparted to First Baptist Church Woodstock and the countless lives across the globe his preaching and shepherding have touched. In January of 2019 Pastor Johnny began the transition away from First Baptist Woodstock as the Senior Pastor to become the Executive Vice President of Evangelism and Leadership at the North American Mission Board. While the church has experienced significant growth under his leadership, it is growth of the person, not the platform, that continues to energize a ministry that sees its best days ahead under the new Senior Pastor, Jeremy Morton.

Foremost among the “others” he lives for are his wife, Janet Allen Hunt, his two daughters Deanna Carswell and Hollie Hixson; and his 4 grand children, Katie, Carson, Hope, and Addie.

Before coming to Woodstock, Pastor Johnny served at Lavonia Baptist Church in Mooresboro, NC, Falls Baptist Church in Wake Forest North Carolina, and his home church, Longleaf Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.

Pastor Johnny’s educational credits include a BA in Religion from Gardner-Webb College where he was voted “Ministerial Student of the Year” in 1979. He continued onto Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity in 1981. Southeastern honored Pastor Johnny in 1997 by naming The Chair of Biblical Preaching in his honor in 1997. He has also received several honorary Doctorates over the years for his work in ministry.

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Pastor Jeremy Morton

Pastor Jeremy and his wife, Carrie are lifelong Georgia residents who were church planters in the central part of the state for many years. Jeremy became the senior co-pastor of First Baptist Woodstock in 2018. Before coming to Woodstock, Pastor Jeremy served as the senior pastor at Cartersville First Baptist Church. Jeremy served as the senior pastor at Cross Point Baptist Church in Perry from its inception in 2002.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity from Brewton Parker College in 2004, a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007, and upon completing his dissertation will receive his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeremy’s hobbies include sports, reading, enjoying nature, and spending time with family. Pastor Jeremy’s life purpose statement: “I aim to glorify God by being a faithful husband, supportive father, loyal friend, and loving leader.”

Jeremy and Carrie are the proud parents of three beautiful children; Zeke, Madie, and Abe.