Dr. Curtis Hutson (1934-1995) - President & Editor (1980-1995)
Curtis Hutson was a mail carrier and pastor of a small church in Decatur, Georgia. In 1961 he attended a Sword of the Lord Conference, at which time the Lord set his heart on fire. He then set out to build a great soul-winning church. Forrest Hills Baptist Church grew from 40 to 7,900. In the 1970's the church was recognized as one of the fastest-growing in America and the largest in Georgia.
Dr. Hutson was a pastor for 21 years, then entered full-time evangelism. As many as 625 souls trusted Christ in a single service. In an eight-day meeting, 1,502 salvation decisions were recorded.
In 1978 he became associate editor of THE SWORD OF THE LORD. Upon Dr. Rice's death, Dr. Hutson immediately became President and Editor.
Following a 3-year battle with cancer, Dr. Hutson graduated to Heaven on March 5, 1995 at age 60.