Wed, Jan 8 2014
LeTourneau University will feature Doug Hunter, executive director of the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership at Charleston Southern University, to speak on the integration of faith and work during 10:50 a.m. chapel service Friday, Jan. 10, in the S.E. Belcher Jr. Chapel and Performance Center, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview.
A Colorado native, Hunter began his career in 1971 with Carter Elevator Company, becoming its President and CEO in 1987. He was active in Christian Businessmen’s Committee (CBMC), served as a Teaching Leader for Bible Study Fellowship, and sat on the board of directors for several organizations, a major protestant denomination, a seminary and a regional bank holding company.
As a Christian CEO, Doug became involved with Fellowship of Christian Companies International in 1987, joining its board of directors in 1992. When he sold his company in 1994, Doug moved to Atlanta to work full-time with FCCI. In the years that followed, God developed his heart for international ministry by allowing him to influence business executives in over 25 countries.
In 2003, Doug joined the staff of Perimeter Church in Atlanta to lead Business Partners International (BPI), a strategy of Perimeter’s Global Outreach Ministry designed to support the church’s international partners as they minister to and through those in the marketplace.
He accepted FCCI’s call to the role of President and CEO on January 1, 2008, and has been blessed to sit on the front row as God has used FCCI in transforming His world … one business leader at a time. Doug stepped out of the role of CEO on June 1, 2011.
In January 2012 Doug joined the Global Leadership Team for Leader-led Movements of Campus Crusade for Christ while also serving with the Lausanne Workplace Network, the Global Think Tank on Business As Mission, Call2Business Leadership Team.
In his role as Executive Director of the Center for Christian Leadership at Charleston Southern University, Doug's focus is on both the emerging leaders of tomorrow and on world-class resourcing of global leaders at all levels with a biblical worldview.