Pastor Blunt's Biography
Dr. Steven G. Blunt is the 12th pastor of the historical First Baptist Church Mahan of Suffolk, Virginia. A “native son” of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the son of Rev. and Mrs. Henry and Clarissa P. Blunt of Franklin, Virginia, Dr. Blunt is a 1996 Cum Laude Honor Graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia (B.A. Degree in Religion & Philosophy), a 1999 Cum Laude Honor Graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University (Master of Divinity), a 2002 Cum Laude Honor Graduate of the Union Presbyterian School of Christian Education of Richmond, Virginia (Master of Theology Degree with a concentration in the field of Ethics and Historical Philosophy), and a 2009 graduate of Howard University’s School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. (Doctor of Ministry).
Closing in on almost twenty years in the pastorate, Dr. Blunt proudly served as pastor of the Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church of Windsor, N.C. for six years before humbly accepting the call in 2002 to fulfill the pastorate of the historic First Baptist Church Mahan Street of Suffolk, Virginia. In addition to faithfully serving the pastorate of First Baptist Church Mahan, Pastor Blunt serves as the President of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia (youngest ever elected in state history), board member of Virginia Union University's Board of Trustees, Past Vice President of the Suffolk Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross (Suffolk Chapter), Commonwealth of Virginia’s Commission on Youth, and on several other communal advocacy organizations throughout the city of Suffolk and the Hampton Roads Area.
In April of 2013, Dr. Blunt was inducted as one of the youngest members into the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA in affirmation of his advocacy for the academy and the work of social justice. Dr. Blunt is happily married to Mrs. Brandey Lemons-Blunt of New Kent County, VA and they are the very proud and blessed parents of two daughters, Nakari Brynae and Kori Cheyenne Blunt.