Sunday, March 21, 2010

Leaving a Legacy

Roosevelt Hunter distinguished himself as a successful church planter, author, motivational speaker and world evangelist. He preached the practical truths of God’s Word to both young and old. His humor and engaging style of delivery transcended racial and denominational walls. For over 16 years Roosevelt was an international communicator and humanitarian in over 27 different countries; speaking at over 100 Youth Camps, 120 Encounters, and 80 Youth Conventions. He flew nearly 2 million air miles speaking to churches, corporations, universities, non-profit organizations and professional athletes. His ability to coach people and engage hearts caused him to become one of the most sought after preachers in America.

His heart was for people all over the world to “dare to dream” and fulfill their destinies. Being diagnosed with colon cancer on July 25, 2008 did not change that. Roosevelt pressed through the health challenges and continued traveling, empowering all to live a passionate life for Christ. Although Roosevelt was fervent about teaching the word, reaching the multitudes, actively training and serving in the local church and community; one of his greatest desires was to see a revolution begin among this generation of young people. His vision to equip young people with the knowledge and tools to lead their generation to Christ is in full effect today.

On August 10, 2009 Roosevelt Hunter slipped into eternity to cheer those who’ll come after him to carry the torch and light up their world. In the words of Paul “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:7)