Dr. Allen Hunt is a nationally known speaker and bestselling author. His books include Confessions of a Mega-Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church, Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody, and Nine Words: A Bible Study to Help You Become the Best-Version-of-Yourself.
Dr. Hunt stepped aside July 1, 2007, as Senior Pastor at Mount Pisgah, a congregation serving more than 15,000 people each week through all of its ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia, outside Atlanta. While at Mount Pisgah, Dr. Hunt helped to develop comprehensive ministries with children and students as well as a Christian School with more than 1200 students, a Beacon of Hope pregnancy resource center, and the Summit Counseling Center.
On January 6, 2008, the Feast of the Epiphany, Dr. Hunt converted to Catholicism. This transition represented the culmination of a 15-year journey in which God began leading Dr. Hunt home to the Church. In many ways, this transition was effected by the prayers of a group of Dominican sisters at the Monastery of Our Lady of Grace in North Guilford, Connecticut, who have been praying for Dr. Hunt since he shared lectures with them during Lent in 1992.
Prior to full-time ministry, Dr. Hunt worked in management consulting with Kurt Salmon Associates, an international leader in the textile, apparel, and retail industries. Allen was educated at Mercer (bachelor of business administration) and Emory (master of divinity) Universities, before earning a doctorate in New Testament and Ancient Christian Origins from Yale University.
Dr. Hunt and his wife, Anita, live in Atlanta. They have two grown daughters.