Pastor Johnny Hunt is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. He has served as senior pastor since 1986. First Baptist Woodstock is one of the largest churches in the United States. Under his ministry the church has grown from about 1,000 to more than 19,000 members. He has earned degrees from Gardner-Webb College and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and received honorary doctorates from Immanuel Baptist Theological Seminary, Covington Theological Seminary, and Tennessee Temple University. In June 1996, Hunt was named the President of Southern Baptist Pastor's Conference. On March 11, 1997, the Johnny Hunt Chair of Biblical Preaching was established at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has authored eleven books and commentaries.