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Prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies


T.W. Hunt

SPRING, Texas (BP) — Thomas W. (“T.W.”) Hunt, widely recognized in Christian circles as an authority on prayer, died Dec. 11 at the age of 85.

Hunt was the author of such books as The Mind of Christ and Disciple’s Prayer Life and a former professor of music and missions at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Born in 1929, Hunt earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in musicology and piano and later taught music classes at the University of North Texas and, then, at Oklahoma College for Women.

In 1987, the Baptist Sunday School Board (now LifeWay) asked Hunt to serve as the board’s first prayer consultant. He would remain at LifeWay until retiring in 1994, at which point he became an active speaker and author.

He was preceded in death by his wife Laverne in 2009.