Dr. Tim McKnight is the Associate Professor of Missions and Youth Ministry and Director of the Global Center for Youth Ministry at Anderson University. He is lead pastor and planter of a new multiethnic church plant, Mosaic Church of Anderson. Tim is also a speaker with Clayton King Ministries. He is the author of No Better Gospel, Raising the Bar (Second Edition (Kregel 2019), and editor of Navigating Youth Ministry (B&H Academic 2020)
Tim started in ministry in 1991 and has served churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bluefield College, and a M.Div. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His primary field of study for the Ph.D. was in evangelism, with additional studies in missions and church history. He served as a US Army Chaplain in the Kentucky Army National Guard, deploying on Operation Noble Eagle (2001) and Operation Enduring Freedom (2002).
He is a husband to Angela, father to Micah, Noah, Karissa, and MaryAnna, and owner to their Shepherd/Husky named Jackson. The most important thing he would want you to know about himself is that he is a follower of Jesus Christ.
I am at Anderson University to disciple students preparing for youth ministry and ministry in missions and evangelism. I pray that Anderson will send out a generation of youth pastors who partner with parents in discipling students who are examples “in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”(1 Timothy 4:12 ESV) I also pray that Anderson University will send out a generation of missionaries, church planters, and pastors who will spread God’s glory in our country and throughout the world.(Acts 1:8) Finally, I pray that I will have opportunity to shepherd our ministry students and encourage our faculty and administrators as we serve Christ together here at AU.