Pastor Brian Hunt is currently the Lockport Campus Pastor at Parkview Christian Church in Lockport, Illinois. Parkview has been one of the fastest growing churches in the US since 2002. He and his wife Cherie have a daughter and make their home in Frankfort, IL.
Brian grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota until leaving for the University of Nebraska and to pursue his career in baseball. After finishing his collegiate career at Augustana College he went on to play professionally in the Northern League for 2 years. Additionally in 2006 he was a batting practice pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.
Brian is also a singer/songwriter and in 2007 completed his first CD entitled How Did I Get Here? He continues to perform around Chicago as well as lead worship at both Parkview Campuses.
In 2007, God called Brian out of the corporate world to pursue full time ministry at Parkview. Soon after he was ordained and led the beginning of the first multi-site location in Parkview’s history in Lockport, Illinois. By God’s grace the campus averages 500 people each weekend and is driven to change the community for Christ.
Pastor Brian’s heart for ministry is found in Philippians 3:13-14 where Paul says “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” He desires to shatter the illusion of who Christ is in our culture by sharing the attractive Truth of Jesus Christ as described throughout Scripture. He believes this is only possible if we as followers of Christ leave our past behind and live our faith out in a genuine and passionate way regardless the cost.
Inspired by the words of Pastor Mark Batterson, Pastor Brian each week “tags” his congregation as a way of commissioning them into their worlds. Each Sunday you can rest assured that when they tag Brian and his staff at Parkview the Gospel will be preached to those they bring, but these words remain dormant unless placed into action by those that hear them.