Tim McKnight is Director of the Great Commission Center, Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry and Missions, and Director of the Upstate Pastors Network at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina. He is also a contributor for The Baptist Courier. He has over 24 years of experience in ministry, serving churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
In addition, Dr. McKnight served as an infantry chaplain in the U.S. Army, deploying on Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom in 2001. McKnight also served as a law enforcement chaplain in law enforcement agencies in Kentucky, Alabama, and South Carolina. He ministered as a disaster relief chaplain responding to hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, and Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, and the earthquake in Haiti.
He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Congressional Staff Intern for Congressman Bob Clement in 1991.
He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College, and a M.Div. and PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. His primary field of study for the Ph.D. was in evangelism, with additional studies in missions and church history.
McKnight is the founder of www.youthministryroundtable.com, a web site that seeks to encourage and equip youth pastors.
He is also an NRA and SLED certified pistol instructor and owner of South Carolina Sheepdogs, LLC, a company that offers training in armed and unarmed self-defense.