Hunt, Earl Gladstone, Jr., 1918-2005
Earl G. Hunt, Jr. was born on September 14, 1918 in Washington County, Tennessee; his father was a physician. He was a leader of the Johnson City Youth Council during his time as a student at East Tennessee State College from which he graduated as valedictorian in 1941. Hunt graduated from Emory University's Candler School of Theology in 1946 and became a Methodist minister serving in the Holston Conference. He was president of Emory & Henry College from 1956-1964. Hunt became a bishop of the church in 1964, retiring in 1988. After his retirement, he served as president of the Foundation of Evangelism of the United Methodist Church from 1989-1996. He married Mary Ann Kyker in 1943. Hunt died in Asheville, North Carolina on March 26, 2005.
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Scope and Contents The Appalachian Preaching Mission Records cover the years 1954 to 1980 and concern primarily the Johnson City Mission. The collection includes brochures, correspondence, financial statements, memoranda, and minutes for city and area committee meetings, miscellaneous items connected with each year's mission (e.g. programs, photographs, ribbons, schedules), and tapes of Mission speakers. There also is a brief history of Johnson City's participation in the Mission and a brochure file which covers...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Arrangement Files are arranged in alphabetical order by subject content with the scrapbook stored in an oversized box. Note: Hunt's book "Recovering the Sacred: Papers from the Sanctuary and the Academy" and a biography of Hunt written by James C. Logan titled "A Charge to Keep: The Life of Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr." were removed and have been cataloged into Special Collections.