Pastor Isaac Hunter Did NOT Commit Suicide

"Isaac Hunter


"Isaac Hunter

 Update:   December 10, 2013:  It saddens us to report that unfortunately after allegedly struggling with suicidal thoughts for more than a year,  Rev. Hunter committed suicide , our prayers go out to his family   click here for details.

We wrote a story earlier this year that Rev. Hunter was having marital problems, resigned from the church and according to court documents, Hunter’s family also found an undated suicide note on his computer with instructions to Summit Church on what should be done “If I die,” written before his 35th birthday on April 26.  Read that story below:

Original article posted  in December, 2012:

Retraction:   Initially, The Church Lady Blogs,  after receiving a tip from an  undisclosed source,   included a statement  in the intro of the story  that, allegedly Rev. Hunter had committed suicide after resigning from his pastorate.

however we have since heard from close sources of  Rev. Hunter   that while a suicide note was found,  he did NOT actually commit suicide in fact,  he is  alive and well.  Praise God!  While it would be easier to just erase the post all together, The Church Lady Blogs believes in keeping it real so we offer transparency in our error,  our apology and well being  to Rev. Hunter and his family.

Below please find below the  story  posted on Rev. Isaac Hunter:

Pastor Isaac Hunter, Senior Pastor of  Summit Church in Orlando has resigned from his pastorate at the Summit Church in Florida after his wife filed a restraining order for domestic violence against him and his admission to engaging in an extramarital affair.

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Isaace Hunter admitted to having an affair and his life began to spiral into vioence, drugs and alcohol abuse and thoughts of suicide.

His wife , Rhonda Hunter noted in her petition to the courts that her husbands :acts of violence and abuse  began in February 2011 and culminated when Isaac left their house on Nov. 25 with two guns. He called three days later, asking to see his three children “one last time.”

“I currently fear for my life and the lives of our three children,” Rhonda Hunter wrote in a petition for a temporary restraining order against her husband. “Isaac is unstable and has demonstrated erratic behavior, alcohol abuse, and fits of rage.”

“I am afraid that his ‘one last time’ will result in the death of our children—going out in a blaze of glory,” Rhonda Hunter wrote in her petition.

Rhonda Hunter, in her petition, submitted photos of bruises on her arms she said her husband had inflicted during an argument at their home on Feb. 13, 2011. She claims Isaac kicked in a locked door, held her down on a bed by the arms and shouted obscenities at her.

While staying with friends a month later, Rhonda Hunter said Isaac became abusive after drinking a lot of wine and told her, “I have no way out of this marriage.” She wrote that she slept with the bedroom door locked that night, with her phone nearby so she could call for help.

“Weapons are something he has complete access to and knows how to use them well,” she wrote.


Circuit Judge Roger J. McDonald granted Rhonda Hunter’s petition the same day it was submitted. The order bars Isaac Hunter, 35, from the couple’s home in Winter Park, Fla., his church, his children’s schools and his wife’s workplace.

Isaac Hunter is the middle child of prominent evangelist Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Fla., and spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama.

The couple has two daughters and a son, ages 11, 9 and 5.

According to court documents, Hunter’s family also found an undated suicide note on his computer with instructions to Summit Church on what should be done “If I die,” written before his 35th birthday on April 26.

“I would very much like to be remembered as a person who loved his children, his parents, his brothers, and his best friends—well, while I could,” Hunter wrote. “I fear I will love them better in my absence. As I have become what I never wished to be, a burden on those I love the most.”

Isaac Hunter founded Summit Church in 2002. It has since become one of the fastest-growing churches in Central Florida with five locations and an estimated 5,000 worshippers. The church grew out of a ministry the younger Hunter started at his father’s megachurch.

During his sermon at Northland this weekend, Joel Hunter addressed the situation.

“This sermon comes on the heels of the worst week of our family’s life,” Joel Hunter said. “When we got the word that our son, Isaac, had left his family and pastorate for sin, we only had the evidence that hell was involved.”

While Hunter is typically animated during his sermons, he stuck to a podium and read from his notes, getting choked up while discussing his family.

“Our family loves each other, will continue to love each other, especially guarding Rhonda and the children, and we are committed that hell won’t have a final victory,” he continued, with applause from the audience.

Let us please keep this family  in our prayers.

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Source: Charisma News