Posted on : Monday May 16, 2011

Bill Hunt accepted Christ when he was 49 and shortly afterwards, God called him to

Bill Hunt

prison ministry. He volunteered at the Allegany County Jail, the Dolphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pa., the county jail in Keyser, W.V., and prisons in Jessup, Hagerstown, Patuxent, Baltimore, Md., and in Moudsville and Huttonsville, W.V.

Bill also worked with troubled teens in juvenile detention boys’ camps in Western Maryland serving as a volunteer minister. Supported by churches and the Western Association he began coordinating annual Christmas parties for the boys. Churches provided food and gifts for the boys and they would hear the Christmas story and a Gospel message. Bill was always excited and enthusiastic about these events and the boys were very appreciative and loved Bill.

Kenny Heath, Western Association’s director of missions wrote in an email, “We have lost a true giant. For 30 years, this man gave over 60 hours per week as a volunteer to minister to the inmates of the Allegany Co. Jail, our local state prisons, and many of the juvenile detention centers throughout our mountains. He was a big man with a soft voice and a very, very big heart. He was also a good friend, brother in the Lord, and a minister whom it was a privilege to serve alongside.

Bill is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 62 years, a brother, Joe, his son William David and a grandson Ryan William Hunt.