Dr. Tim McKnight

Associate Professor of Youth Ministry and Missions

Director of Global Center for Youth Ministry

Office Number: Watkins 107

Address: 316 Boulevard #1066, Anderson, SC 29621


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.



No Better Gospel: George Whitfield's Theology and Methodology of Evangelism

Seed Publishing Group
ISBN 0998545104

Faith and Philosophy Journal

Engaging Generation Z

Kregel Academic
ISBN 0825445930

Why I Teach at AU

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.

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