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SBC president Hunt’s cancer surgery a success
Associated Baptist Press
January 08, 2010
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SBC president Hunt’s cancer surgery a success

SBC president Hunt’s cancer surgery a success
Associated Baptist Press
January 08, 2010

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president

Johnny Hunt underwent successful cancer surgery Jan. 7 at Northside Hospital in

Atlanta. An update on the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Ga., website said Hunt rested well after the

operation and was expected to be released from the hospital Jan. 8.

He will

return to the doctor for a check-up Jan. 15.

Hunt, 57, announced in November he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He

was elected SBC president in 2008 and re-elected to a customary second term

last year, when he also appointed a 23-member task force to study the

denomination’s efficiency and effectiveness.

A one-time high-school dropout and pool-room manager before

accepting Christ in 1973, Hunt

is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and Southeastern Baptist Theological

Seminary. He has led the Woodstock congregation, with 17,600 members the third

largest house of worship in metropolitan Atlanta, since 1986.