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Rev. Jake Hunt

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Fair warning: Big day = long blog post.

This weekend we celebrated my ordination as a Teaching Elder (=minister, pastor, etc) in the PCA. It was a great time of worship, as well as a great time with family and friends.

Our friend Daniel took tons of great pictures, so you have him to thank for all these!


I will always treasure this picture– our church family worshiping together in our beautiful (leased!) building.


Trivia: In the PCA it’s not an individual church that ordains, but a presbytery, which is all the elders in a given geographical area. Since that’s about 100 people, they designate a commission of elders to carry out the ordination. Most of my “commish” is on the front row here.


The worship team was an all-star lineup: Shane, Paul and Christy from Uptown and Taylor & Jessica from Athens days. Here’s a taste:


Then, at the end of the OT reading, some excitement: the fire alarm went off!


So just like most normal worship services, this one included an evacuation. At least it was a nice night.


Sam’s evening wouldn’t have been complete without an appearance by the fire truck.

All was well, so we returned, and Taylor & Jessica brought the noise with Taylor’s song “Roll Away the Stone.”


Among friends who took part in the service was Phil, our team leader in Prague, who preached a great sermon. We were so glad the Davises were in town to share in the celebration!


Our pastor Tom Hawkes administered my ordination vows.


After I took my vows, the elders laid on hands and prayed for me a la 1 Tim 4:13-14. Then Tom gave the official pronouncement:

After charges to me and to the congregation, one more prayer and the closing hymn, my first act as a Reverend: the benediction, complete with raised hands.

We had an awesome reception with lots of tasty Jake-oriented snacks. I.e. dark chocolate, bacon, and chips. Our friends Virginia (Camera Daniel’s wife) and Amy executed it flawlessly– we were amazed and grateful.


We had an impressive family showing!


One more with the Davises.


And one just because we had a good photographer.

The day was very special and very humbling. We’re grateful that so many of our family and friends were there to share it with us.

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5 thoughts on “Rev. Jake Hunt

  1. What a beautiful Christ exalting ceremony! We wish we could have been there! Much love to you all.The Purdys

  2. Ahh I loved every minute of the night…fire drills and all! God is so good…congratulations Jake we are so excited for you and will certainly continue to lift you and your family up in our prayers.

  3. Congratulations Reverend and Melissa! We are in a PCA church now and I love it. The old ladies in the women's Bible study are so dedicated and knowledgeable about theology. Tim Keller is their ultimate celebrity.Thanks for sharing the video bits. It's wonderful to hear Jessica with Taylor. Miss y'all!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing. Loved your Benediction-strong. I felt moved by it 3000 miles away!

  5. weeping here. what a great day. can't wait for you all to get here!

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