Dr. Braxton Hunter is the former president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE). As professor of apologetics at Trinity College and Seminary, Dr. Hunter is passionate about the defense of the Christian faith in a skeptical world.
Though a young man of 31 years of age, Dr. Hunter has already preached in some of the nation’s largest churches while sharing the conference stage with such notables as Dr. Stephen Olford, Dr. Peter Lord, Dr. Johnny Hunt, Dr. Junior Hill, Dr. Jerry Vines, Dr. Fred Luter, and Dr. Bobby Welch.
He has served two churches as senior pastor and both congregations saw dramatic growth. The latter church, Cornerstone of Mcminnville, Tennessee, grew from an average worship attendance of 275 to 550 in two years. The church tripled its income under Dr. Hunter’s direction and averaged 80 baptisms per year. He was named religious Leader of the Year for 2004 in Warren County, Tennessee.
In addition to his pastoral achievements, Dr. Hunter has conducted area television crusades, successful revivals at very large and very small churches alike. Having a heart for teens, he speaks in high school assembly programs and holds the attention of the entire student body as few speakers are capable of doing. He challenges the youth to a noble life devoid of drugs, alcohol and sexual immorality. He has been the speaker for youth events with dove award winning performers such as Sanctus Real and Brit Nicole.
He holds a B.A. in expository preaching, an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Christian Apologetics.
Dr. Hunter is the author of Blinding Lights: the glaring evidences of the Christian faith, Death is a Doorway and his forthcoming scholarly work, Evangelistic Apologetics.
He currently resides with his wife Sarah and two daughters Jolie and Jaclyn in Evansville. Indiana.