Friday, May 6, 2016

Patty Hunter: Poet, Gospel Lyricist, TV Producer and Pro-Life Advocate

Bob and Patty Hunter
Introducing Patty Hunter, Lutherans for Life

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought me safe thus far...
and Grace will lead me home.

Patty Hunter is a courageous woman who has faced battles many of us have never faced. Today, she is a dynamo fighting for many causes, chief among them is the sanctity of human life. She is media advisor for Lutherans for Life in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Patty is the TV host of 'Patty's Page'.  She and her husband Bob have produced over 300 TV shows on Access Ft. Wayne Indiana. She's also a gospel lyricist and a poet. Patty published a book entitled "Patty's Book of Poetry" available at

Patty was born in Agincourt, a borough of Toronto, Canada in 1952. She has a twin sister, a younger sister and a half-brother. She begins her story by saying that her mother worked as a secretary for her Aunt Anne, the first female physician in a major Toronto hospital. Her aunt was an ObGyn who performed abortions. Patty related, "Abortion wasn't really done that much until the 60's. 
I was in my teens when I found out what abortion really was and I was upset. "In Yorkville", she continued, "which was like Greenwich Village in NY, abortion was an everyday thing. It was acceptable and they were told it is was just a blob. At that time, they called them clinics. No one protested against it."

Patty was brought up in the Catholic Church. While in college, she turned to the New Age Movement. What followed was a ten-year struggle out of darkness and demonic oppression. Even in the depths of her depression, she found herself humming, "Amazing Grace". That hymn was her "umbilical cord" that tethered her to God.

Patty had two friends who were concerned enough to help her out of the New Age Movement.
 "When I got out, I felt free and stopped shunning people. It was an awakening." She became renewed and "felt like a new person". Patty also discovered she was bi-polar and had hallucinations and visions which had drawn her into the New Age Movement.  She has been on medication ever since.

Patty described her spiritual awakening. "My conscience bothered me and I was sort of in a bubble. I started to come back to the Catholic Church when I was in my 30's and began to look around to see how I could help children." It was then that she decided to work with Birthright in Toronto.

In 1989, Patty met, Bob, her future husband through a friend. "We met each other and I said, this is the guy I want to marry." They dated for a year and were engaged for another year. They married in Toronto in 1991. 

Bob worked for The Christian Research Institute in Canada. He was transferred to California to work for Hank Hanegraaff, host of The Bible Answer Man, a nationally syndicated radio show. While in California, Patty and Bob joined the Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod, a conservative denomination. Patty said it reminded her so much of her Catholic upbringing.

Bob and Patty moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana eight years ago. There she met Vicki Layman, the president of Lutherans for Life. She became their media advisor, and has been broadcasting for six years on Access Ft. Wayne TV, Cable, Live Streaming, and YouTube. She started Skyping within the last year. 

Some of her interviews include:
  • Dr. Alveda King, Associate Pastor, Priests for Life
  • Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life
  • Robert Colquhoun, 40 Days for Life, Intl. Outreach Director of Europe
  • Cathie Humbarger, Allen County Right to Life, Ft. Wayne, IN 
  • Carol Tobias, President, National Right to Life
  • Rev. Peter Scaer, Concordia Lutheran Seminary
  • Dr. Donna Harrison, Executive Director, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • David Misner, Director, A Hope Crisis Pregnancy Center 
  • Monica Kelsey, Pro-Life Advocate, Safe Haven Baby Boxes
  • Shawn Carney, President, 40 Days for Life

Below is a video of an interview that Patty did with us which was taped April 4, 2016 for Access Fort Wayne..  You can also watch it on YouTube using this link.  

Her mission is to continue to "educate the world about abortion. It is not right. It's evil, immoral and unethical." She continued, "All life is precious from conception up to natural death. The ultimate abuse of children is abortion. Without babies, we are nothing."

She ended the interview by sharing, "We've been through a lot over the years; friendships coming and going, moving here and moving there, losing pets, deaths in the family. It helps to have the Lord in your life."

When we've been here ten thousand years...

bright shining as the sun.

We've no less days to sing God's praise...

then when we first begun.

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