Pastor Robert L. Hunter
Pastor Robert was born in Greenville, SC but grew up in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Myers Park High School in 1971. Having been born and raised in the Lutheran Church, he joined Tabernacle Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Charlotte in 1973, while in college, in his efforts to chase down his future wife.
The encouragement and leading of his pastor led him to fully embrace the Reformed Faith. While at Tabernacle Church he served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons and was ordained as an Elder in 1985. One of his greatest joys was teaching the young adult Sunday School Class at Tabernacle for 12 years.
North Carolina State University, 1975, BS Civil Engineering
Reformed Theological Seminary, 1998, MDiv
Pastor Robert believes in the value of lifelong learning and has studied at Queens University in Charlotte, and for six years he studied the Bible, Reformed Theology, Church History and New Testament Greek with Dr. Greg Singer in Salisbury North Carolina.
Robert was trained as a structural drafter by his father during high school and college. After graduating from NC State, he worked for an Architectural-Engineering firm in Charlotte before starting a consulting firm in 1981. After his studies with Dr. Singer were completed, he entered Reform Theological Seminary part time, studying there from 1991 to 1995 when he entered the seminary full time. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1998 and began his ministry at Gilead ARP.
Robert married Rhonda in 1975. They have three sons, Joseph, Edward (Emily) and William (Caitlyn), and one daughter, Rachel. They have two grandchildren, Dayna and Drew.