Christian Helplines, Inc. is the vision of our founder Dr. W.H. “Skip” Hunt.
For over three decades, Dr. Hunt worked in the field of crisis counseling, ministry development and lay training.
As the Founder and former National President of Christian Helplines, Inc. (CHI), Dr. Hunt helped Christian churches, parachurch ministries, and individuals across the nation to organize and operate Christian lay ministries.
In the CHI network of ministries, there are and have been: local and national telephone lines, crisis pregnancy centers, girls’ homes, alcohol recovery programs for women, thrift stores, inner-city ministries, teen ministries, counseling centers, television ministries, and ministries involving missions overseas .
Dr. Hunt worked extensively with churches, helping them to establish or enhance their personal care ministry through the development of: peer support ministry, support groups, recovery groups, home fellowship groups, telephone prayerlines, Care Ring ministry, hospital and home visitation.
Prior to devoting himself to full time Christian work, Dr. Hunt was President of Family Television Corporation, owner and operator of WFTS, TV 28 in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Hunt was also Vice President and head of the Financial Planning Department of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange, and Vice President and National Sales Manager of the Alpha Group of mutual funds.
Dr. Hunt attributed his strong business background as preparing him for service to the Lord at Christian Helplines. “Instead of training stock brokers to do financial counseling, we are training Christians to do personal support counseling. Instead of developing businesses, we are developing ministries.”
Dr. Hunt received his Masters Degree in Christian Counseling and a Ph.D. in Christian Psychology from Faith Theological Seminary. He is the author of the How Can I Help? training system which has equipped over 40,000 Christians for personal lay ministry.
Dr. Hunt has also authored 30 E-books in the Guidelines For Helping People series. These materials provide general information, scripture references, and biblical counseling guidelines, on 30 of the most prevalent problems people in our society struggle with today.