Steven C. Hunter (Ph.D., Faulkner University) is a man of letters. Hailing from Nashville, TN, he currently resides with his family in Murray, KY, where he is a pastor-scholar at the Glendale Road Church of Christ. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to multi-author volumes on the scholarly and popular level, and written books for Start2Finish Publications (Dallas, TX). He has an eclectic range of interests, mostly in history. His areas of research are ancient near-eastern studies, classics, sacred theology, early church history, patristics, and antebellum America. Steven often wears bow-ties, writes with fountain pens, drinks coffee, and is fluent in sarcasm.
Steven is one-quarter Choctaw, from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw, but because the tribe requires one-half or higher blood quantum, he is ineligible for tribal members. Nevertheless, he’s proud of his heritage, descending from one of the last top chiefs of the Choctaw, Mushulatubbee (“Determined to Kill”). His fifth-great grandfather led thousands of Choctaw from Mississippi to the Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in the Trail of Tears.
Steven’s surname is of Scottish derivation, hailing from Hunterston in Ayrshire, Scotland. Shortly after the Jacobean Revolt, his ancestors boarded a ship and traveled to the New World to make a new life for themselves. However, the Hunters can be traced as far back as the thirteenth century when the King of Scotland gifted them their estate for services to the crown, namely to Robert the Bruce (yes, the guy from Braveheart). Beyond then, it’s believed that they came with William the Conqueror during the Norman Conquest. Steven’s mother’s maiden name, Cleghorn, is also of Scottish derivation. It would be fair to say that he’s of Scottish and Choctaw blood, two lineages of which he is proud.