Rev. Dr. Joel C. Hunter

The Rev. Dr. Joel C. Hunter has served as senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed since 1985 ( During Pastor Hunter's tenure, Northland has grown from 200 faithful souls to a community of 15,000 that worships around the globe via the Web, smart phones and Roku set top devices. An internationally respected evangelical leader, Dr. Hunter approaches today's issues in a biblical and balanced manner, and has championed the cause of Compassion Issues found in Scripture, including pro-life concerns, justice, poverty and creation care. He serves on the boards of the World Evangelical Alliance (with 600 million constituents) and the National Association of Evangelicals (with 30 million members), and is regularly featured on local and national media outlets. A longtime bridge-builder who seeks common ground for the common good, he is frequent consultant to U.S. Agencies, serving on the White House Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He remains a spiritual advisor to President Obama.