Johnny Hunt Invites Caner to Preach at FBC Woodstock

You might remember an email leaking a few weeks ago from Johnny Hunt to a concerned church member at FBC Woodstock in which he says…

“I am aware of the videos and all charges you have mentioned. If I were to sin as Ergun has and been employed by FBC Woodstock I would repent publicly here and claim God’s forgiveness. I, like Ergun, would be fired, [as] he was. It cost him dearly and I feel it has humbled him.” 

Notice, these words from Hunt reveal the following:

(1) Pastor Hunt is fully aware of the videos (of Ergun’s lies) and charges against Ergun Caner.

(2) From his awareness of the video and charges, Pastor Hunt is aware that Ergun has sinned [read that, lied about his life story countless times in hundreds of venues to thousands of people over the course of ten years].

(3) Pastor Hunt acknowledges that First Baptist Church Woodstock would have fired Ergun, had he been serving there.

Inexplicably, Pastor Hunt believes that Ergun has “been humbled.” One must wonder if it’s Ergun’s refusal to publicly (or privately, so far as we know) admit his sin or seek repentance for his very public life of lies or perhaps his continuing lawsuit against fellow Christians for legally posting videos of his lies online that makes Pastor Hunt believe he’s been “humbled.”

Such a statement makes one wonder if Pastor Hunt understands Biblical repentance or if he just ignores the concept in dealing with his own circle of friends in the SBC.

Less than a month after this email revealing Pastor Hunt’s private feelings toward Ergun Caner, First Baptist Church of Woodstock has now released their list of summer speakers…


Can you imagine? Pastor Johnny Hunt – after saying that Caner should have been considered unfit for ministry at FBC Woodstock just weeks before – now invites Caner to preach to his church?

Make no mistake about it – this is a big, big deal for Ergun Caner. He has been in relative seclusion, preaching mostly at small summer camps and a few backwoods fundamentalist churches since his demotion at Liberty University. Being invited to speak at former president of the SBC, Johnny Hunt’s church, is the equivalent of a celebrity exiting rehab. It is a “do-over.” This is to be seen as a new beginning for Ergun Caner, a welcoming him back into the fold after a short exile in the wilderness as a penance for his sins.

Unfortunately, Johnny Hunt is not only subjecting his church members to a man who contrived a false life story and has yet to repent of it, he is demonstrating that what is preached at FBC Woodstock is not practiced by the pastor. Can there be restoration without repentance, Pastor Hunt? This is a question that members at FBC Woodstock should be asking their pastor.

I’ve put in a call to the office staff (678.494.2889 in case you’d like to call, too) of executive pastor, Jim Law. [AMENDED: Notice, this is not the honorable Louisiana Pastor, Jim Law, who has boldly insisted for integrity in the Louisiana College situation] I was told to expect a call back. That would be great, because the filming of The Caner Project is not yet complete and I can assure you that if this continues unabated, this will lead to Johnny Hunt receiving a starring role in the documentary. I would like that avoided, if at all possible.

For some reason, I’m not holding my breath.

God help the SBC.

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8 Responses

  1. Neptune says:

    I honestly wonder what is happening to leadership everywhere…..and I mean everywhere. Look at the distinguished biography of Dr. Drew Faust, President of Harvard University. Her background is extremely impressive; and yet, she was willing (even though it was cancelled), to allow a Satanic Black Mass onto the grounds of historic Harvard University. Think about it. This woman, also an author and professor for 25 years, was willing to put her reputation on the line for what……worshipping the devil.

    JD… honestly reminds me of what is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention. Seriously. These are men who are highly educated, have held prestigious positions in the Convention; and yet, they are willing to soil their reputations and align themselves with a non-repentant pathological liar. I don’t understand this. Of course, if we honestly discern and pay attention, it begs the question……”How many are frauds or supporters of frauds are in the SBC?”

    What we are seeing is what was foretold in the New Testament. Even though it’s mind-boggling, it’s not surprising……but then again, it’s still difficult to digest. On another hand, it’s actually quite scary. I’ve heard Johnny Hunt preach in person at the FBC Pastor’s Convention in Jacksonville, FL. He preached a soul-stirring and beautiful message on the subject of preaching and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is not a man who I would have suspected of aligning with Ergun Caner. I’m very disappointed in him, and a little shocked, to be honest.

    Sometimes, and I say this with a very, very sad heart…….it feels as though the Church (as a whole) has been hijacked with imposters. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you go, on TV, on the radio and in the local church.

    More than ever, I understand Matthew 7: 13 – 14:

    13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

    14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Years ago, before I was married, I saw this “broad is the way” movement happening in my traditional Pentecostal church. I was one of the VERY few who disagreed with the so-called Charismatic trends and fads. I was one of the VERY few who raised questions about why homosexuals or partakers of alcohol were allowed on the praise and worship team.

    Consequently, when I raised questions, I was made to feel bad about my questions. Just like the attempted Black Mass at Harvard, works of the devil are creeping into churches, denominations, and all manner of religious and educational institutions……..and have been for a long time. I believe, that if we truly knew some of the folks in the pulpits, it would scare the heebee jeebies out of us. I think some of them are worse than we can imagine.

    I honestly thought through the years that the Conservative Baptists were immune to this type of foolishness. My Baptist minister husband saw it years ago at the SBC with the so-called “Baptist Greats” as they executed the Fundamentalist takeover of the Convention, orchestrating its fragmentation and decline.

    Clearly, the devil is in the details.

  2. Robert says:

    The pulpit doesn’t seen guarded as perhaps it once was. I was looking at the websites of local churches in my small city (in England) and all but 2 (I think, maybe 3) out of about 15 allowed preaching from women, not counting Roman Catholicism, JW and LDS. I suppose at least there were no word of faith organisations. Even at my reformed baptist church (only been a few months), their reading club is currently reading Ergun Caner’s Unveiling Islam. I decided not to open the can of worms and speak to my elders about inappropriate hadith referencing or supporting a known liar suing Christians to cover his lies whilst able to say vile “Tim Rogers”-like insults in private. In letting it pass by I hope I made the right decision. Luke 8:17 “For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

    • JD Hall says:

      I’m not sure if it saddens me or warms my heart to find out that brothers across the pond are aware of Tim Rogers’ vile insults… Yes, the #DOWNGRADE knows no geographical bounds.

  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Oh my…why do people still keep on promote Caner? It’s not like there’s much solid content…sigh.

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