Jim Gatliff has served at Hunt Baptist Association since June 2008. He has earned a Ph. D. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, MDiv. and MA(RE) degrees from Southwestern Seminary, and Masters Degree in Administrative Studies and a B. S. in Accounting from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He previously served as Ministry Strategist for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and on the staff of Hunt and Kauf-Van Associations. He also was pastor of three churches in Texas, including the First Baptist Church of White Settlement. He and his wife, Lynda, have three children, Michael, Holly, and Katie.