Author of Bible correspondence courses that have been translated into many languages. He also developed the poster-of-the month program. During the early 1980s, Hurt created and organized the first major clean-up TV campaign. The methods he developed are still being used today. Hurt was a gospel preacher for the churches of Christ, Bible teacher and a school teacher, but Bible Call, a 24-hour telephone Bible question and answering service, was perhaps one of his most successful achievements.