rev. Dr. earnestine hunt
Rev. Dr. Earnestine Hunt serves as Pastor of Longstreet UMC with a mission to help make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Together at Longstreet we will stand on God’s word that says, “this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14 NRSV). Our prayer is that until that time comes, Longstreet will stand as a beacon of light on a hill in the community where one can find hope and healing.
Dr. Hunt is a strong advocate for those who are hurting; and believes that the “wounded healer” in each of us can bring hope and healing. Like John Wesley, she believes that “the world at large is our parish”; adding that the church is like a hospital. Those who are wounded are encouraged to seek shelter from the storms of life to turn trauma and tragedy into treasures. Dr. Hunt believes that life with Jesus Christ is our treasure.
She believes with all of her heart that she is specifically called to fulfill Isaiah 61: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.”
Dr. Hunt is married, has 3 adult children, and 6 grandsons.
She is a graduate of the University of Memphis, with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a minor in Finance; as well as a graduate of Memphis Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity and a Doctorate in Faith and Health.
She loves the beach, swimming, reading, journaling, and COMFORT (come for tea) “tea parties” - talks with others as a pathway to hope and healing. She extends her personal invitation for you to join her anytime for tea via ZOOM, phone, or in-person. Contact the church office to confirm your invitation.