Zach Hunter launched the "Loose Change to Loosen Chains" campaign while in 7th grade, and his school and youth group students raised awareness and funds to help end modern day slavery – a problem facing 27 million people in the world today. Today, students around the world are doing the LC2LC campaign benefitting organizations that are involved in abolition.
An author of three books by the time he was 18, Zach spends his free time speaking to people about God’s heart for the hurting and oppressed in the world and shares his dream that his generation would discover God’s great love for them and be motivated to care for neighbors around the world. Zach is the author of Be the Change Generation Change, and Lose Your Cool. Hunter has partnered with artists in the Christian community to help raise awareness about human rights violations and the plight of the poor. Hunter has spoken at Saddleback and Willow Creek churches, and at multiple music festivals and students conferences. He has appeared at White House events and was honored by CNN as a modern day hero.
Hunter is featured in Pulitzer Prize winning author, Nicholas Kristof’s book “Half the Sky”; in “Do Hard Things” by Alex and Brett Harris; and is in the book “Biography” about people students should know in the world today. A children’s book has been written about Hunter as a part of the Young Heroes collection published by Cengage Learning.
“A new generation of prophetic voices is emerging that understands (like the prophets of old) that God desires justice to roll like waters. Zach Hunter, at the age of 15, is one of those voices. We all need to listen.”
-- John Ortberg Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
“I am sure that when I was a teen I was navigating my world quite differently than Zach Hunter. Zach’s life and words cry freedom with the force of William Wilberforce.”
-- Dan Haseltine – Jars of Clay and Blood Water Mission