Michael Knight received his call under an old revival tent with sawdust floors at sixteen. His catholic heritage was merged as a child when his family converted to the Pentecostal movement through the ministry of the Happy Goodmans. He later received the baptism of the Holy Spirit standing in the aisles of America’s oldest Pentecostal church. In 1995, he served as a senior youth pastor for Mike Purkey at Lenexa Christian Center, an Assemblies of God church.
His wealth of experience covers some of the nation’s largest youth ministries and inner-city and Word of Faith church plants. He has served as the National Director of Youth Ministry for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, and as the National Church Planting Coordinator for the Churches of God (Cleveland, TN). He holds a Bachelor of Science from Lee University, a Master’s of Divinity from the Church of God Seminary, a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, and currently finalizing a second doctorate of degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K. He currently resides in Madisonville, Kentucky, with his wife Jennie and three children, Lillie, Ella, and Aidan, where together they pastor the twelve-hundred member Covenant Community Church.