On November 8, 2020, at the Spartanburg, S.C., Church, another young pastor stepped under the mantle of ordination and was dedicated to a new phase in his ministry. Ross Knight has been pastoring in the Carolina Conference since 2015, first in the Boone/Banner Elk, N.C., district as senior pastor, and then since 2019 in S.C. as associate to Don Davis, pastor, in Spartanburg. Family, friends, and church members all desired to be present for this special service, but due to social distancing, many had to be content with virtually supporting and affirming him over the live stream. There was no doubt as to the number of people who care about this young man and his wife, Meggan.
During the ordination service, all four Carolina Conference officers took part, as well as Davis and three members of Knight’s former churches, Wanda
Hindman, Michael Stevens, and Mark Heisey. Each had a memory or word of appreciation to share about their time with their pastor, and recommended him wholeheartedly for ordination.
As a child, Knight often spoke of his desire to follow in the footsteps of his father to become a pastor. It was in his junior year at Mount Pisgah Academy (MPA) he felt his calling to ministry, and pursued studying theology upon entering college. He attributes the influences of his parents, Stanley and Valeri Knight, the MPA staff, and the experience of working at Nosoca Pines Ranch for helping him realize his spiritual gifts. Stanley Knight proudly presented a message of inspiration to his son, charging him to continue to rely on God for support, and treat each person as His special child.
Knight hopes to give back and to impact younger generations spiritually the way he was blessed as a child growing up in the Church. He is grateful for God’s relentless pursuit of him, and the call to ministry he received that changed his life.
Carolina | January 2021