Meet Our Pastor

Rev. dr. Steven G. Blunt

Dr. Steven G. Blunt is a “native son” of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the son of the late Rev. Dr. Henry Blunt and Mrs. Clarissa P. Blunt of Franklin, Virginia.  He is a 1996 Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia (B.A. Degree in Religion & Philosophy), a 1999 Cum Laude Honor Graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University (Master of Divinity Degree), a 2002 Honor Graduate of the Union Presbyterian School of Christian Education of Richmond, Virginia (Master of Theology Degree with a concentration in the field of Ethics and Historical Philosophy), and  is also a 2009 graduate of Howard University’s School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. where he attained the Degree of Doctor of Ministry.

Having been in the pastorate for over 26 years, Dr. Blunt proudly served as pastor of the Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church of Windsor, N.C. for six years before humbly accepting the call in 2002 to fulfill the pastorate of the historic First Baptist Church Mahan Street of Suffolk, Virginia.  In addition to faithfully serving the pastorate of First Baptist Church Mahan, Dr. Blunt has been intimately engaged within community service initiatives.

Dr. Blunt is the immediate Past - President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (the youngest President elected in state convention history).  He has served as a board member of Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees and currently serves the university as a an adjunct instructor of Systematic Theology and as a member of the Advisory Council for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology.

Dr. Blunt has served and continues to serve in various dynamics such as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Commission on Youth, The Virginia Prisoner and Juvenile Offender Re-Entry Council, the Board of Directors for the Western Tidewater Community Service Board, the Executive & General Board of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, the Suffolk Chapter of the American Red Cross, and on several other communal advocacy organizations throughout the Hampton Roads Area and the Commonwealth.  Dr. Blunt is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-American men.

In 2013 Dr. Blunt was elected as one of the youngest inductees into the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Board of Preachers of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in affirmation of his advocacy for the academy and the work of social justice and in 2015 was honored to share as the Morning Preacher for the nationally renowned Hampton University Minister’s Conference.

In his spare time, Dr. Blunt enjoys readings in classical literature, comic books, and anything within the Marvel, D.C., or Star Wars Universe.  Dr. Blunt is happily married to Mrs. Brandey L. Blunt and they are the very proud and blessed parents of two daughters, Kari and Kori.

"How are they to call on one they have not believed in?  And how are they to believe in one they have not heard of?  And how are they to hear without someone preaching to them?  And how are they to preach unless they are sent?  As it is written, 'How timely is the arrival of those who proclaim the good news.'"

Romans 10:14-15.  NET