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2010 Update. What’s Happening Now!

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Many of you have checked this site from time-to-time, expecting to find out ‘what’s going on.’ Thanks for your patience and sorry it has taken so long. Writing a dissertation has been a consuming exercise. It’s been really busy but also very rewarding. The Hunt family would like to thank you for your continued support through phone calls, text and email messages or snail-mail, (which I love), we thank you!

Chicago Leadership Summit, August 2009

Now, before we move on to “What’s Next” I just want to clear up a few rumors and address some frequently asked questions:

1. “How are you doing at Andrews University?” Contrary to some reports we did not move to Michigan. We are still in the same home, city and state! Nothing has changed except my assignment to Richardson.

2. “Where are you working now?” Uh, I still work for the Texas Conference and have done so since 2001. I was on sabbatical, working on my dissertation.

Petronella teaching Bible & Finance @ Grace Community church. She’s a pro! Sept, 2009

3. “Are you going back to England?”  We have no plans right now. And yes, we are legal residents. Our documents were acquired with bribes, printed on good paper – indistinguishable from those issued by the US government!  You really can get anything in America!

4. “Where have you been going to church?” Translated: ”Has Pastor Paul left the church!!?”

For the first time in many years we have been free to wander and check-out the SDA church scene in N. Dallas. It has been an enlightening experience.

Getting expert writing advice from Sammara, November 2009

During this time God has led me to focus on a very basic, but critical question about the church: “What IS church?” What is it’s essential essence and what does He want it to look like today?

Dallas is the fourth largest metro area in the US. It has the fastest growing population. One million people have moved into the DFW area since 2000. Over 145,000 people moved into the area between 2008-09. There are reportedly more than 2000 churches… Does Dallas need another church? These are some of the questions God has led me to think and pray about during my Sabbatical.

New church-communities are not started very often. We have a great opportunity to do something different and truly biblical. I have come to a number of God-led conclusions about what church can and must become to be relevant and effective NOW in our day.

I’ll be sharing some of these insights in some up-coming meetings. “Meetings..? What meetings?”

It’s January 2010 and time to RETHINK church.  If preparing for a New Kind of CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY in PLANO ignites something within you, join us:

  • WHERE: 806 Rivergrove Rd, Allen, TX, 75002
  • WHEN: Saturday, 23, January, 2010
  • TIME: 4:00pm

Call or Text: 469-569-5607 or 469-569-5623, email:, see FaceBook: “Paul Hunt”

Please PreparePray for God’s direction, read Acts ch 1-5, bring your bible and someone you love.

See you there!

Paul & Petronella


January 18, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized, Welcome | , ,


  1. Will there be a jam session afterwards? 😉

    Glad you’re doing well. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you can do the same for me!

    Comment by Julian Martinez Jr. | January 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Jamming is a strong possibility!! 😉 Hope your studies are going well Julian. Blessings to you…
      Pastor Paul.

      Comment by Paul Hunt | January 19, 2010 | Reply

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