About Pastor Greg D. HunterPastor Gregory D. Hunter was born on August 31, 1969, with divine purpose to Charles and Deloris Hunter, he is the oldest of their two children. He is a family man with four children: Ce’mara, Tajauhna, Isaiah, and Zion and the Grandfather of Kingston and Na’Jon.

At the age of six, Gregory accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In 1989 he made his public acceptance to the call of ministry, preaching his first sermon at the Mount Zion Baptist Church pastored by the late Rev. Dr. M.T. Thompson. As a young adult preacher his ministry continued to grow by leaps and bounds, he led bible study to the youth choir at Berkeley Mount Zion and in 1990-1991 he became the Youth Minister for Praise Temple Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Pastor John Allan McBride.

God has blessed Greg with a natural talent to play instruments and to write music. He has played and wrote for various world-renowned Evangelists, and both Gospel and secular artists. His gifts have made room for him by allowing his many experiences to prepare him for the leadership assignment placed over his life.

In 1984, Pastor Greg met his spiritual father and mentor, the late Bishop Gordon A. Humphrey Jr. It was through this encounter and under his mentorship that he received his training, and Godly counsel. Recognizing and nurturing the anointing and calling upon his life, Bishop Humphrey appointed him to various offices and positions within the church such as Minister of Praise and Worship, Sunday School, Bible Study and Evangelism-Discipleship Teacher. In June of 1994, he was ordained by the late Bishop Humphrey and would preach and lead in his stead when he was absent.

In addition to serving in various capacities of leadership throughout the years, Pastor Hunter was also involved in a variety of ministry endeavors that prepared him to embrace lost souls and minister to the whole individual throughout the United States and Internationally. In 1995, he produced the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church CD Project entitled, “Sunday Night Live” a project that continues to touch people across the globe. The Lord also blessed him to take the Olivet Choir to Russia to perform in the hit play “Gospel at Colonus.” In 1998, he traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark to conduct a Gospel Music Workshop.

Pastor Greg D Hunter - StandingFollowing years of preparation, God released him to embark upon his own ministry. In August of 2003, Celebration Worship Center was birthed and held their first service January 4, 2004. Celebration Worship Center existed from January 2004 – January 2009. Many souls were saved, healed, and delivered. In January 2009, he prayerfully decided to return to his home church (Olivet) to help his spiritual father, Pastor Gordon Humphrey Jr., build ministry.

In December 2011, he was chosen to become Staff Pastor of the Olivet church and given the responsibility to assist and shepherd Olivet while Bishop Humphrey transitioned to Senior Pastor of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, IL. While working as Staff Pastor for 3 years, he diligently preached and served the membership and community with love and compassion. On August 31, 2014, the baton was passed from Bishop Gordon Humphrey to him, and he became the Senior Pastor of the Olivet Oakland Church.

Pastor Hunter is a graduate of Faith International University located in Tacoma, WA, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Leadership. As of this date, he is pursuing his masters in Theological Studies.

Greg is a visionary leader who is eager to serve and lead the people of God. He is a preacher after God’s heart, committed to making disciples in the church and in the community in which he serves. He is called and chosen to preach God’s Word, has an anointing that allows him to minister to those in need of healing of the mind, body, and soul. Although his spiritual father, the late Bishop Gordon Humphrey Jr., has gone to be with the Lord, Pastor Greg is running with the baton that was passed to him over seven years ago by continuing to learn, pastor and serve under God’s direction.