Our congregation was founded in September of 2007. Our mission is "Transforming Lives through God’s Word". The support for this mission is Romans 12:2 “Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (KJV).” We are located in Chicago’s Roseland Community and have approximately 200 members of which 100 to 150 attend services on Sunday mornings. We are affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention and are in the process of considering additional affiliations such as American Baptist.
At this stage in the life of our church our focus is developing a strong ministry component that addresses the needs of our congregation, evangelism to reach those who do not know Christ or have drifted from the faith and to provide physical and spiritual support to the disenfranchised in our community.
Our congregation is African American with a primary adult age group of 30 to 50 years of age. We have about 30 to 40 youth ages 5- to18. Most of our congregation lives in the City of Chicago, primarily the Southside. We are in a predominantly African –American urban community on the Southside of Chicago.
We are looking for assistance in the development of new membership curriculum, welcome packets, and any other programs that will help new congregants become part of our faith community. Because we are in our infancy candidates will be given the opportunity to preach, teach Bible Study, and get involved in ministry programs that fit their specific skill sets or desires.
Take Stony Island south to Bishop Ford exit and 111th. Go to Indiana Avenue and make a right. Or take King Drive south to 111th Street and make a right; take another right on Indiana. The church is right behind Gwendolyn Brooks High School, (white paneled church with a high steeple).
Our pastor is Andrew D. Hunt, Jr. Paramount in Pastor Hunt’s life is his call to do God’s will. As a child, he stood on top of his kitchen table and preached to his sister, Crystal. At the age of 14, he gave his first sermon at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, where his father, the late Rev. Andrew D. Hunt Sr. was pastor, and by 16, he was licensed. Pastor Hunt has served as an associate minister of the Wheat Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and Liberty Baptist Church of Chicago. He was ordained at Liberty in November 1994 under the leadership of Rev. Darrell L. Jackson.
Pastor Hunt has eight years of pastoral experience and is currently the Pastor of Transformations Church of Chicago. He has a pastoral commitment to “love everybody” and is focused on ministry and outreach. Transformations is fueled by the Holy Spirit and its members are inspired by Pastor Hunt’s God-given gift of preaching and teaching. Transformations recently celebrated its second year anniversary and under his leadership it is on track to become one of God’s great churches.
Pastor Hunt is a product of the Chicago Public Schools, graduating from Kenwood Academy in 1990. He graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration concentration in accounting in 1994. He was on the Morehouse Honor Roll, Dean’s List and National Dean’s List throughout his college career. He received the University of Illinois Certified Public Account Certificate on February 14, 1997. In June 2001, he received his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, where he maintained an “A” average while working full time.
His career path has included the following positions: Audit Associate at Deloitte and Touche, Controller of Catholic Charities WIC Program, Chicago Public Schools Payroll/Payables Audit Manager, Central Division Supervisor for the Real Estate Accounting Division of McDonald’s Corporation and Accounting Manager for the Follett Higher Education Group. He is currently an auditor with the United States Office of Inspector General and is responsible for auditing the government’s largest organization the United States Postal Service.
Pastor Hunt has received numerous honors and awards and in March 2005 was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College, an honor not only given to Morehouse men but to preachers and scholars throughout the world. Reverend Hunt is in demand as a preacher and lecturer in Chicago and throughout this country. In February 2008 he had an international opportunity and preached and lectured at Bethany Christian Center in Rustenberg, South Africa. He continues to have a relationship with Bethany and continues mission and outreach work to the people of South Africa.