About June Hunt | Hope For The Heart

Meet June

Meet June Hunt

Hope For The Heart

Board Chair, CEO and CSO (Chief Servant Officer)

June Hunt, M.A., is an author, singer, speaker and founder of Hope For The Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry. Her lifework has yielded landmark contributions in the field of Christian counseling. Hope For The Heart, which she founded in 1986, offers biblical hope and practical help – through biblical counsel, coaching and context for contemporary concerns – in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.

Early family pain was the catalyst that shaped June’s compassionate heart. Later, as a youth director, she became aware of the need for sound biblical counsel. This led June to a lifelong commitment to providing God’s Truth for Today’s Problems.

After years of teaching and research, she developed Counseling Through The Bible, a scripturally based counseling course addressing 100 topics, such as marriage and parenting, depression and anger, stress and suicide. Now a 5-volume set, the Biblical Counseling Library helps people move from wrong thinking to right thinking … and from wrong living to right living.

These 100 Biblical Counseling Keys have become the foundation for the ministry’s steady expansion, including the 2002 creation of the Biblical Counseling Institute (BCI) initiated by Criswell College, where June earned her Master of Arts degree in counseling. Each conference – now renamed the Biblical Counseling Intensive – provides training for everyone, including pastors, counselors and caring people seeking to understand more about the featured topic in order to help themselves or to help those in their circle of influence. Each year June leads several BCIs.

The Biblical Counseling Keys are also the foundation for the ministry’s two award-winning radio programs. Hope For The Heart is an award-winning, half-hour teaching broadcast showcasing June’s topical training before a live audience. Hope In The Night is a live 1-hour call-in counseling program that helps people untie their tangled problems with biblical hope and practical help. Through her warmth, wisdom and gentle candor, June prompts penetrating dialogue with listeners, often with life-changing results.

The ministry is growing internationally. Many Hope For The Heart resources have been translated into over 30 languages with more translation requests coming in yearly. Selected Biblical Counseling Keys, translated into Russian (our first international language) received the “Best Book of the Year” award when first launched, and distribution continues to Russian‑speaking countries today. Hope For The Heart partners with indigenous ministries, often in difficult-to-reach countries, to imbed tools and training to help them counsel, disciple and share the hope of Christ.  Hope For The Heart reaches Chinese and Spanish language speakers around the globe with online counseling and training options. We are crossing borders and language barriers by reaching into homes and hearts with the message of hope in Christ and application of God’s Word.

In 2008, Hope For The Heart partnered to create two new Chairs of Biblical Counseling – at Criswell College in Dallas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. The Biblical Counseling Library is required curriculum for counseling students at these schools, as well as others.

June has written numerous books, including Bonding with Your Child through Boundaries, Bonding with Your Teen through Boundaries, and Caring for a Loved One with Cancer, which comes from her own experience as a cancer survivor. June is also a contributor to The Soul Care Bible and the Women’s Devotional Bible. Other trade books include: How to Forgive … When You Don’t Feel Like It, the Counseling Through Your Bible Handbook – a distillation of 50 of the ministry’s most popular Biblical Counseling Keys – the popular devotional Seeing Yourself Through God’s Eyes, the Biblical Counseling Reference Guide, How to Handle Your Emotions, The Answer to Anger, How to Rise Above Abuse, Hope for Your Heart, How to Defeat Harmful Habits and How to Deal with Difficult Relationships.

June is always on the go! Whether as a guest professor at colleges and seminaries or as a conference or broadcast speaker, she is grateful for every opportunity to share the hope of Christ, both nationally and internationally. Her passion to help others through biblical counsel is fueled by her joy in seeing a life changed through Christ. She teaches and counsels on a wide range of topics, such as abuse recovery, forgiveness, self-worth, and many more.

As an accomplished musician, June has been a guest on various national television and radio programs, including the NBC Today show. She has toured overseas with the USO and has been a guest soloist with the Billy Graham Crusades. She currently has five CDs. The first three, Songs of SurrenderHymns of Hope and The Whisper of My Heart, all reflect her message of hope. The fourth CD, The Shelter Under His Wings, features 50 comforting verses from the Psalms spoken against a soothing instrumental backdrop that brings solace to the soul. She also has a CD celebrating Christ’s birth in song, The Hope of Christmas.

June’s work has earned accolades from numerous groups. The National Radio Broadcasters (NRB) has presented June and the ministry of Hope For The Heart with several awards. In 1986, the NRB honored the Hope For The Heart broadcast as the “Best New Radio Program” with the Genesis Award. In 1989, the broadcast received the “Radio Program of the Year” award. In both 2010 and 2018, the ministry was the recipient of the NRB Award for International Strategic Partnerships. In 2011, June received the NRB’s Board of Director’s Award and in 2012, the “Radio Impact Award.” In 1991, June received an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Criswell College and in 1993, an honorary Doctorate in Literature from Dallas Baptist University. In 2008, June was the recipient of Women in Christian Media’s “Excellence in Communications” award and the “Lilly Reintegration Award” for her work to help those battling mental illness. In 2012, she received the Advanced Writers & Speakers Association’s “Golden Scroll Lifetime Achievement Award.”

In 2010, as founder and Board Chair of The Hope Center, June Hunt realized her vision of a permanent home for over 40 nonprofit Christian ministries – each with a shared commitment to stewardship, synergy and service. The Hope Center is also home to HOPEworks, the counseling division of Hope For The Heart, where individuals can find help, hope and healing through the caring and wise counsel of dedicated, licensed professional counselors.

Whether writing, speaking or singing, June Hunt is dedicated to presenting God’s Truth for Today’s Problems. Using sound, biblical methodology, inspired by Romans 12:2, she readily shares the truth that a changed mind produces a changed heart … and a changed heart produces a changed life.

Connect with June on her Facebook page.