Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | |

The Leadership Blog Interview: Dr. Joel C. Hunter

Dr. Joel C. Hunter

Bio: Dr. Joel C. Hunter is Senior Pastor of the multi-site church, Northland Church in Longwood, FL.

Church: Northland

The Leadership Blog Interview Questions
1. Joel, What gives you the greatest joy in being a leader?
Joel: "It has to do with seeing people not only come to Christ, but grow to the kind of spiritual maturity that they are changing the world. I love hearing the testimonies of people…not only the ones who say what God is doing in their lives, but testimonies from the community of how non-believers have benefited from the church."

2. What is your biggest pet peeve as a leader?
Joel: "People who think the business of the church is inside its walls."

3. Who made the biggest influence in your life as a leader?
: "Constant reading in an encyclopedic spectrum of works. I read the classics and the current world class literature from great theology to great science to great fiction, and multiple newspapers and magazines every week. "

4. What books have changed your life?
: "Most of the staples in different fields…all of C.S. Lewis, multiple commentaries on the Bible, Drucker in management, The Great Books, and, my favorite in literature, Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice."

5. What's your biggest challenge as a leader?
: "Consistently re-building a great leadership team."

6. What goals do you have as a leader?
Joel: "To impact the world for Christ in a way that non-Christians are thankful."

7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
: "Still leading from this church…I’ve been here since 1985, and I am just getting started. I love this congregation!!!"

Thanks Dr. Hunter for a great interview!