DR. BONNIE HUNTER
Dr. Bonnie Hunter is the Senior Pastor & Founder of the Friendship Church Outreach Ministry. She attended the University of the District of Columbia. She continued her education at Logo’s Christian College and Graduate School where she is a recipient of a Bachelor’s Degree as well as a Masters Degree. On March 10, 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Eastern North Carolina Theological Institute. She later earned a Doctorate Degree in July 2005 from Word of Faith Christian College & Graduate School. She has been married for 45 years to Elijah Hunter, with four children and five grandchildren.
The Friendship Church Outreach Ministry was founded on December 3, 1995, with 10 members and has grown to 400+ and is still growing. In September 2001, the Lord blessed Friendship to purchase their own church building, 5252 Addison Rd, Chapel Oaks, Md. In August of 2008, the Mortgage was paid off. In December 2014, Friendship purchased an adjacent property at 5396 Sheriff Road, Capital Heights, MD., for Outreach purposes and office space. This property was paid off in September 2016. To God be the Glory!
Dr. Hunter is the first licensed “Woman Pastor” of the International Bible Way Churches Worldwide, where Apostle Lawrence G. Campbell was the Presiding Prelate. In July of 2006, she was the first “Woman to become a District Elder (Overseer)”. She served as the President over the Pastors’ Council for 8 years and a member of the Board of Directors. She served as President over the International Training Institute. Dr. Hunter currently serves as the Vice President of the United Clergy. In July 2017, Dr. Bonnie Hunter was voted unanimously by the Joint Board of Bishops to become the First Woman Bishop in IBW!! On Friday, July 6th, 2018 at the 61st Holy Convocation, Dr. Hunter was consecrated as the First Female Bishop in the International Bible Way Churches Worldwide.
Dr. Hunter serves as a trailblazer for the women of God. She has 15 churches that have come out of her work, and has established several churches in Kenya. She also oversees several other churches. On Sunday, November 4, 2018th, she launched “Kingdom Fellowship of Churches”.
Dr. Hunter released a CD project in 2006 entitled “Worshipful Praise,” which is a compilation of the ministries music talent along with special Worship Melodies that she sings. In October 2007, she was featured on TBN Studio Praise the Lord in Akron, Ohio. She is a member of “PreachingWoman.com”, Clergy United, and a Member of Who’s Who. Dr. Hunter was one of the honored Pastors in March 2010 at WYCB 1340 Annual Prayer Breakfast. She was also featured on the WYCB Spirit 1340 2011 Pastor’s Calendar. In July 2015, Dr. Hunter was honored at “Elegant Ladies” banquet as a trailblazer from the “Women of Flames”. On September 18. 2017, she received the “Dr. Geraldine McGinnis HERITAGE AWARD”, for being a trailblazing woman in ministry. She was a featured guest on the “Word Network” on Sunday, March 18th, 2018.
Dr. Bonnie Hunter is a sought after speaker and is fully committed to the things of God. She is a praiser and worshipper and will lift up the name of Jesus anywhere and everywhere she goes. She loves the assignment the Lord has called her to do, and that is “Reaching and Preaching” for Jesus, with the reward of souls being won to the Kingdom of God.”