JQ Hunter was born on April 13, 1922 to Earl and Cora Hunter in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He was the ninth son and had one younger sister. After graduating from high school, he joined the Navy. They sent him to the University of Wisconsin in Madison for training in communications and he became an Aviation Radioman, Second Class. While there, he met Carolyn Sweney who became his wife on December 29, 1943. After leaving the Navy, he settled in Wisconsin and started a dairy farm. During this time, the Lord called him to preach His Word, and he moved his family to Kansas City to attend Kansas City Bible College. Upon graduating in 1955, he was accepted into Village Missions. He served in churches in Ellsworth, Nebraska; Ingalls, Kansas; Willow Creek, California; Hauser, Oregon; and Clackamas, Oregon. He also spent two years as an evangelist traveling to other Village Missions churches to hold revival meetings. He loved preaching God’s word and leading people to Christ. He also loved visiting and encouraging missionaries in South America, the Philippines, and Irian Jaya. Perhaps the highlight of JQ and Carolyn’s ministry was the year spent teaching the Gospel in Russia while they were in their seventies. He is survived by their six children, Dorothy Otto, Paul Hunter, Barbara Bushlen, John Hunter, Ron Hunter, and Marsha Renander, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
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