As reported by The Christian Post and The Orlando Sentinel, founder and former pastor of Summit Church in Orlando, Fla., Issac Hunter allegedly took his life; cause of death is still being investigated after he was found dead in his apartment Tuesday morning. Hunter, 36, was the son of Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of 15,000-member Northland Church in Florida.
While Hunter pastored Summit Church, it grew to be one of the fastest-growing churches in Florida, but he resigned last November after he confessed to an affair with a staff member. His wife, Rhonda Hunter, filed a domestic-violence petition shortly afterwards, calling Hunter “unstable,” “erratic” an alcoholic and a danger to her and their three children. News outlets also reported that a suicide note was found on his computer in April 2012 with instructions to the church should he die.
“I would very much like to be remembered as a person who loved his children, his parents, his brothers, and his best friends—well, while I could,” Hunter wrote. “I fear I will love them better in my absence. As I have become what I never wished to be, a burden on those I love the most.”