Dr. Tim McKnight is the founding Director of the Global Center for Youth Ministry and Associate Professor of Youth Ministry and Missions at Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina.  He also serves as the Lead Pastor/Church Planter of Mosaic Church of Anderson, a multiethnic and multigenerational church.  Tim has preached conferences for pastors and youth pastors around the world, including Indonesia, Honduras, and Canada.  Since 1991, Tim has served as a youth pastor and pastor in churches in West Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  He also served as an infantry chaplain in the Kentucky Army National Guard, deploying on Operation Noble Eagle and Operational Enduring Freedom (2001-2002).  He received his Ph.D. in evangelism, missions, and church history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003).  Tim is a black belt in Kenpo Jujitsu and a firearms instructor.  He and his wife Angela have four children: Noah (17), Micah (17), Karissa (15), and MaryAnna (10).

Tim's heartbeat is to see the next generation advance the Kingdom through sharing the gospel and to equip youth pastors and youth leaders to disciple students to achieve that goal.

We love the ministry of Tim McKnight! We have had Tim speak to our students on multiple occasions and in every instance God has used him in a big way. He is intentional about connecting with students, going out of his way to get to know them. He always shows up prepared and positive, I’d recommend him to anyone looking for someone that will care deeply about you and your ministry.
— Patrick Gillen Minister of Students First Baptist Church Simpsonville
Tim is a gifted teacher, leader, and friend. He is always mindful of his audience and aware of the culture he is speaking to. His heart for the Gospel and the need to reach the next generation permeate through his teaching. Tim lead our youth ministry conference in Honduras and God used him in a powerful way. The pastors said it was the best conference they have ever been to. I highly recommend you have Tim come speak at your church or ministry.
— Joseph Bennett BMDMI Missionary
Humble servant of God that connects on all levels with everyone who he comes in contact with. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tim for one year, during which he was our speaker at our summer camp and also for a D-Now weekend. Above all I was impressed with Tim’s ability to bring to life God’s Holy Word in a refreshing but challenging was without compromise. His compassion for my students is reflected in the lives that were changed forever—mine included. I cannot wait until next summer when we will meet again. I highly recommend Tim for your next revival, summer camp, D-Now weekend, marriage retreat, student and college conferences, or just invite him to dinner. You’ll see what I mean!
— Jack Powers from FBC Georgetown