To the Sanctuary Church Family:
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Beverly and I are humbled and delighted to share with you and the world all that God is doing in this part of the vineyard through the “world wide web”. God has called all of us to fill the earth with the knowledge of His glory. His Word in Jeremiah 29:11-14 tells us: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Your will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares The Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.”
Through this official website, we will highlight all the ministries of Moore’s Sanctuary and give hope to our local community. God has a purpose and a plan to prosper and build each of us up until we all reach unity in the faith. My desire is to share God’s plan of salvation and offer every opportunity for every Sanctuary member to become mature in God’s purpose and calling to proclaim the Gospel to all humankind.
As pastor, I have been called to serve as shepherd and to help each person to grow up in Christ and realize that this process of sanctification is a participatory process—by which we all can participate in the process of helping others to grow, glow and go. God has prepared for us wonders that neither Moore’s Sanctuary or the Sanctuary Community can think or imagine through His Word in 1 Corinthians 2:9.
This is my message to every “Sanctuary member” and to the “world wide web”. When we make a decision to set our heart, mind and will on doing whatever is necessary to build-up the Body of Christ, He shall prosper us personally, as a church, and as a community. There really is no secret or limitation to what God can do when we all work together in unity to build His body–the Church.
Yours in Christ,
Raymon E. Hunt
About the Pastor
Rev. Dr. Raymon E. Hunt
Raised in the American Canyon, Dr. Hunt is a native of Johnson Corners, Georgia. He is a life-time member of the A.M.E. Zion Church, acquiring his love for the Gospel at a very young age in Kyles Temple AME Zion Church in Vallejo, California.
Dr. Hunt began his pastoral ministry in 1977 at Hilliard Chapel in Stockton, CA, pastoring other churches in North Carolina until 1992. He was elected the third General Secretary of the Department of Christian Education of the AME Zion Church in July 1992 at the General Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He retired at the 48 Quadrennial General Conference in Charlotte, NC, in July 2012, after 20 illustrious years as general officer of the church.
Over the course of his 35 years of ministry in Zion, Dr. Hunt has committed much of his efforts to Christian formation and is well known across the denomination for his gifts of evangelism and teaching. Under his leadership as General Secretary of the Department of Christian Education, the church has witnessed a total transformation of the yearly Winter Meetings and Quadrennial Conventions on Christian Education, while he has been instrumental in developing, editing and publishing numerous publications that are currently structures for local and denominational Christian education programs.
Dr. Hunt serves in ecumenical and world affairs actively, currently serving as Chair of the Education Division for the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA and past Treasurer for the Ministries in Christian Education of the NCCC. He attended Simpson Bible College in San Francisco, CA, Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC and Shaw University, Raleigh, NC.
He has been married to the former Beverly Joyce Watkins for 27 years and they have two adult daughters: Beverly Nicole and Raymonica Joy. Dr. Hunt is the eldest of six siblings and has five sisters.
Dr. Hunt’s Accomplishments
President – North Carolina Council of Churches (two terms) (instrumental in obtaining migrant farmers rights)
Chairman – Inclusive and Justice Standing Committee – National Council of Churches – Christ USA
Treasurer – Christian Education Ministries Commission – National Council of Churches
Board Member – Education Committee – World Methodist Council
Board Member – Family Life Commission of World Council of Churches
Member – Board of Directors – Church World Services
Member – Board of Directors– Boy Scouts of America
Member – Board of Directors – Youth Homes, Inc. (Charlotte)
Member – Board of Directors – Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau
Consultant/Director – Phoenix, AZ, Convention & Visitors Bureau
Chairman, Education Leadership Ministries Commission (ELMC), NCCC
Vice-President, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Member – Board of Trustees – Hood-Speaks Seminary (Nigeria, Africa)
Member – Board of Trustees – Lomax Hannon Jr. College (Greenville, AL)
Member – Board of Trustees – Clinton College (Rock Hill, SC)
Member – Board of Trustees – Hood Theological Seminary (Salisbury, NC)
Member – Board of Trustees – Livingstone College (Salisbury, NC)
Trainer – National Black Families Program (trained 10 consultants in AME Zion Church)
Served NC Fact Finding Commissions for Justice and Advocacy to Palestine and Lebanon for NCCC