Philip Hunt, Africa Field Director


Phil is a church planter in Zambia, Central Africa. In 1993, working in a team ministry, he and his colleagues started Faith Baptist Church of Riverside in the city of Kitwe. The church has been involved in a number of other church plants in the Kitwe area. Phil and Lori were also involved with the founding of Faith Children’s Village Orphanage.

Phil accepted Christ as his Savior shortly before his fifth birthday. As a teenager he surrendered his life to God to serve as a missionary. He attended Oklahoma Baptist College and at the same time pursued a private pilot’s license. In 1989 he married his wife Lori and they moved to Africa in March of 1992.

Phil’s vision is to see the gospel go to every village, town, and city in Africa. His passion is to train the next generation of God-called African leaders who will catch the same vision and will advance a truly indigenous church planting movement across the continent. For this reason he has dedicated his life to the establishment of Central Africa Baptist College and Seminary in Kitwe, Zambia.

Phil and Lori have been serving as missionaries in Africa since 1992. They are the parents of seven children: Cherith, Austin, Collin, Ashlyn, Carman, Tamaryn, and Corban.