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Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter

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Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor
Author

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Favorite Color:
None
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Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Thailand
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Birthplace

Born:
9/3/1950
Birth Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Profession

Category:
ReligionMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Pastor
Author

Favorites

Favorite Color:
None
Favorite Food:
None
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Thailand
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
9/3/1950
Birth Location:
Philadelphia
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Biography

Pastor, educator and author Millicent Hunter was born on September 3, 1950. She graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1968. Hunter went on to earn her bachelor’s degree, two master's degrees, an Ed.D. degree, and a D.Min. degree from United Theological Seminary.

In 1992, Hunter started The Baptist Worship Center in her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with five members. In 1997, after she rented facilities for a number of years, The Baptist Worship Center congregation purchased its first church in Philadelphia. Hunter then acquired a shopping center in Philadelphia in 2000 for the permanent location for The Baptist Worship Center. She has become senior pastor of the church and the ministry has grown to a congregation of more than 4,000 members. Hunter also established the Worship Center Worldwide Fellowship of Churches in 1998 with seventy-one churches in the United States and South Africa. In 2005, she was elevated to serve as a bishop of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ International. Hunter also has a twice weekly television broadcast called Your Season Is Coming, and hosts the weekly Moments of Inspiration radio show in Philadelphia.

Hunter is the founder of the National Association of Clergy Women, the Excell Christian Academy, and the Worship Center Bible Training Institute in the United States and South Africa. She is also the chief executive officer of the Excell Community Development Corporation. Hunter has served as a city commissioner in Philadelphia and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Baptist Association. In addition, she was a former dean of the Sanctuary Bible Institute and an adjunct faculty member at a number of colleges and universities, including the United Theological Seminary. She also taught in the Eastern School of Christian Ministry and the Urban Clergy Leadership Institute of Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Hunter has authored eight books and is president of Hunter House Publishers. Her first book, entitled Don’t Die In The Winter…Your Season Is Coming, became a bestseller and was produced into an eight-week television series. Her other books include Crashing Satan's Party: Destroying the Works of the Adversary in Your Life; Pot Liquor for the Soul; Strong Medicine: Prescriptions for Successful Living; Destined To Win: Prescriptions for Successful Living In Every Area of Your Life; and How to Survive a Hurt Attack. Hunter has also published numerous articles addressing issues that impact African American life.

She has received numerous awards for her involvement in religious and civic affairs. Hunter was featured in Gospel Today magazine as one of America’s top 10 global pacesetting pastors, and in Charisma and Ebony magazines as a leading pastor for world evangelism. Hunter was also included in a Smithsonian Institute pictorial study of African American life in the twenty-first century.

She is married to Dr. Marino Hunter and has two children, Jason and Melissa.

Rev. Dr. Millicent Hunter was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on June 12, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about her parents' move to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her mother's upbringing and education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about the origin of her father's name
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her paternal family's Native American heritage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about her parents' relationship
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her father's service in the U.S. Navy
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her father's career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her likeness to her parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter lists her siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Reverend. Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about the demographics of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers her elementary school experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about her upbringing, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her experiences of academic tracking
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls running for class office at Overbrook High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her teenage years
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls her decision to attend Cheyney State College in Cheyney, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers the Black Power movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers Cheyney State College in Cheyney, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her career in the Radnor Township School District, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her career in the Radnor Township School District, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers her graduate school experiences
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls participating in church sponsored oratorical contests
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers her calling to the ministry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes the challenges faced by female Baptist ministers
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her first book, 'Don't Die in the Winter'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls earning her doctorate in education
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter remembers founding the Baptist Worship Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls balancing motherhood and her ministry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes the growth of the Baptist Worship Center
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her development as a minister
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls finding a new location for the Baptist Worship Center
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes the ministry of the Baptist Worship Center
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls her consecration as a Baptist bishop
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about the Worship Center Worldwide Fellowship of Churches
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter recalls her decision to attend the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her studies at the United Theological Seminary
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter reflects upon her life and legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about her plans for the Baptist Worship Center
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter talks about Hunter House Publishing
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Reverend Dr. Millicent Hunter describes how she would like to be remembered