Mount Jezreel Baptist Church
Born in Austin, Texas raised in Port Arthur, Texas, Dr. Jamison Douglas Hytche Hunter brings both education and experience to the occasion of ministry and the preaching assignment. Since a teenager, he has championed the gospel message with great joy and passion and has distinguished himself as one who is truly committed to the rigors of continuing education and academic excellence.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD) and the Master of Divinity Degree from Howard University School of Divinity (Washington D.C.) and he earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH). He is currently a mentor of the Gardner C. Taylor Scholars—a confab of doctoral candidates whose focus centers on Prophetic Leadership, Social Justice, and Political Action. Dr. Hunter is an inductee of the distinguished Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College. Dr. Hunter is the author of “Beyond the Walls: Transforming Worshippers to Witnesses”.
November 22, 2009, Dr. Hunter was overwhelmingly called to serve and lead the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio, as their 6TH Pastor. Under the power of God, Dr. Hunter was used to effect fresh energy, many trail-blazing initiatives, and notable growth into this traditional church context. Dr. Hunters, leadership, led the church in an internal campaign to liquidate $600,000 that was owed on the multi-purpose facility. Most notably, a 2.2-million-dollar project was done, which encompassed erecting a new worship center (sanctuary) and total renovation of present (old sanctuary) that include administrative offices, and youth center which was all done for the Glory of God. Doctor Hunter served Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church until his resignation on August 30, 2020.
Dr. Hunter furthered served as the 3RD Vice-Moderator, 1ST Vice-Moderator and President of Congress of Christian Education of the Northwestern Ohio Missionary Baptist Association. He is a financial and active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boule), and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
On July 11, 2020, Dr. Hunter was called to be the 8TH Pastor of Mount Jezreel Baptist Church. With excitement in the air amongst pew and pastor, the half has yet, to be told, what great things God has in store…
Having been nurtured in a distinguished tradition of Christian servant leaders, Dr. Hunter’s father (Dr. Jimmy D. Hunter) serves as pastor of the Toliver Chapel Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. His maternal grandfather (the late Dr. William P. Hytche) served with the distinction (28 years) as President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Hunter and his lovely wife, Patrice, are the devoted parents of two darling daughters and one debonair son.