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Pastor Keith Hunter

November 10, 1954 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 64)


On November 10, 1954, the breath of GOD blew upon the earth, and became a living soul.  As GOD exhaled, HE gave life to the son of the late Wilbert & 

Barbara Hunter.

Andrew Keith Hunter was born in Louisville, KY. His calling and ministry in music started at the young age of 16, as the young adult choir director at Howard Chapel Baptist Church, (New Albany, Indiana). His position as youth director was one of many bricks to build a foundation to a career and legacy for us all.

Pastor Hunter received his diploma from  Dupont Manuel High School. He 

furthered his education in studying vocal music under Professor Carl Smith at Kentucky State University, (Frankfort, KY), He also later attended Sullivan College, (Louisville, KY), where he received his associates degree in travel and marketing, and his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Pastor Hunter announced his call into the ministry and obtained his license to preach the gospel under the late Rev. Arthur Smith, Pastor of Portland Memorial Baptist Church, (Louisville, KY). He later received his certificate of ordination in ministry under Rev. Walter Malone, Pastor of Canaan Christian Church, (Louisville, KY). One of the most important gospel artist to come out of 

Louisville, KY. He was an exemplary song writer, having written and published over 50 songs, such as “GOD GOOD GOD”, “GOD IS STILL MOVING”, “HE’S ALWAS THERE”, and “WAKE UP IN GLORY”. Pastor Hunter 

released his first musical  project, a double album “GOD IS A GOOD GOD” in 1988, that was on the Gospel Billboard Magazine Chart for 29 weeks.

Having dedicated over 48 years of service to the music ministry, that was truly a ministry to him at heart. He served as Minister of Music at Howard Chapel Baptist Church, (New Albany, IN), Portland Memorial Baptist Church, (Louisville, KY), Canaan Christian Church, (Louisville, KY) and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church (Portland, OR). 

On Tuesday, July 16th, GOD in HIS infinite wisdom called back to himself 

PASTOR KEITH HUNTER. Destiny was fulfilled and divine purpose was 



Pastor Hunter was preceded in death by his father and mother the late Wilbert and Barbara Hunter, brothers: Robin Hunter, Clarence Hunter, & Roger Hunter, 

sisters: Ylonda Hunter & LaNita Brown, and nephew: Cameron Hall.


He leaves to cherish fond memories: wife, Elizabeth Y. Hunter, sons, Adrien Bailey (Angela), Norcross, GA, Aaron Hunter (Angela), Jeffersonville, IN, daughter, 

Andrea St. Germain (LeVar) Evansville, IN. Grandchildren, Adrien Jr., Angelo, Alston, LeRea, LaVan, LaMiyah, Jayson, Ava, Jade, Aaron “LA”, and Kameron. Sisters, Maria Dorsey & Cheryl Hunter, both of Louisville, KY, Brenda White, Norma Lacy (William), brother, Wilbert Hunter (Eva), wife Eva. Aunt, Mattie Bell Hunter all of New Albany, IN, special cousins John Johnson (Courtrina), Clarence Hudson (Maria), & Linda Gates (Rev. Robert). A host of nieces, 

nephews, friends, colleagues, and THE MT. OLIVET BAPTIST CHURCH 


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July 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Terry Family Funeral Home
2337 N. Williams Ave
Portland, OR 97227

July 24, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
8501 N Chautauqua Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217

Funeral Service
July 24, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
8501 N Chautauqua Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217

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