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Truckstop Ministries founder passes away after battle with cancer


After setting up nearly 80 truck stop chapels across the country, Truckstop Ministries Chaplain Joe Hunter passed away last week.

Hunter died on Thursday, July 26, at the age of 70 following a two year fight against lung cancer. After a life spent in trucking and ministering to truck drivers, Hunter was carried from his home to the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville on a semi truck with a convoy of seven other trucks following.

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In addition to serving in the U.S. Army for two years with a tour in Vietnam, Hunter was a truck driver for twenty years before he founded Truckstop Ministries in 1981.

Since Truckstop Ministries was founded, the group has formed 78 truck stop churches in 28 states.

The Truckstop Ministries group says that it will “continue its mission of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with America’s Truck Drivers “without missing a beat,” as Chaplain Joe wanted.”


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