First Baptist Church of Woodstock has named Jeremy Morton to co-pastor and work alongside Johnny Hunt as the church’s longtime leader prepares to transition into a new role with North American Mission Board, according to an announcement at www.fbcw.org.
Morton, senior pastor at Cartersville First Baptist Church, will eventually succeed Hunt as senior pastor. Hunt will make the final call on when that transition will take place. “This will ensure that First Baptist Woodstock is set up to experience our best days moving forward,” according to the website.
Morton became the senior pastor of Cartersville First Baptist Church in the fall of 2013. Before that, he was senior pastor at Cross Point Baptist Church in Perry since the church’s founding in 2002. Morton, who has been preaching since he was 16 years old, earned his bachelor’s degree in Christianity from Brewton Parker College in 2004. He obtained his Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007, and once he completes his dissertation, will receive his Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
In the beginning of 2019, Hunt will begin his fulltime position as senior vice president of evangelism and leadership at the North American Mission Board, where he will focus on equipping the current and next generation of pastors.