Tim McKnight

Dr. Tim McKnight

Associate Professor of Youth Ministry and Missions

Director of Great Commission Center

Office: Watkins 107

Email: TMcKnight

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 the author of No Better Gospel (2017), Engaging Generation Z (Kregel 2021), and editor of Navigating Youth Ministry (B&H Academic 2022)

Tim started in ministry in 1991 and has served churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina as youth pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor. 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. His dissertation was The Theology and Methodology of Evangelism of George Whitefield.

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 recipient of the Kentucky Army National Guard Distinguished Service Medal.

He is a husband to Angela, father to Micah, Noah, Karissa, and MaryAnna. The most important thing he would want you to know about himself is that he is a follower of Jesus Christ.

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.