Bishop Dr. Tyrone D. Hunter
Bishop Tyrone D. Hunter, is the Senior Pastor of St Thomas Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he has pastored for over 37 years. Under the leadership of Pastor Hunter, the current church moved from the old church building, to the current, newly constructed, edifice in 1995 and the present membership has grown to more than 250 members. The church is under the auspice of the Greater International Pentecostal Holiness Churches, Inc., where Pastor Hunter is serving a second term as the Vice President.
Pastor Hunter’s ministry originated in the Washington, DC area under the leadership of Bishop John L. Meares Sr. at Evangel Temple. He spent many of the early years of his ministry evangelizing on the street corners to a people that would not typically be found in the church. He has been evangelizing for more than 50 years and has fondly become know as the “Eagle Preacher” for his faith in God’s word for his people that shall wait upon Him.
Bishop is foremost a teacher and pastor, but he also serves as a willing vessel to evangelize and do missions work. His outreach ministry has included trips abroad to Jamaica, where he as ministered, and under his leadership the church has purchased supplies and furnishings for use oversees. At the end of each quarter, the church ships it’s used Sunday School books to one of the Ministries in Jamaica to help get the word around the world. Bishop Hunter is also a Chaplin and spends many volunteer hours ministering at Moses Cone Hospital.
He received his Bachelor of Theology Degree from the Pentecostal School of Theology in Martinsville, VA and his Doctorate of Theology from the former Bethlehem Bible College. Pastor Hunter then opened a division of the Bethleham Bible College in Greensboro, NC where he was the Dean and Chancellor.
It was on January 5, 2002 when Pastor Hunter was consecrated to the office of Bishop. The Lord then laid on the heart of Bishop and his wife to open their own Bible College, and in August of 2004 the vision was made manifest as Bishop Hunter became the Founder and President of the Living Epistle Bible College, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The college meets every Saturday and has an average enrollment of almost 50 students,
Among his many achievements Bishop Hunter also is married to Dr. Juanita W. Hunter. The two have been joined together in marriage for for more than 50 years and to their union were born 5 children. He is a man of God who has a heart for people and loves preaching the word of God.