Pastor McKnight went on to earn a master of arts degree in technical education from Marshall University in West Virginia. After being called by God to preach the Gospel on December 23, 1988, his outreach and evangelism ministry began as associate pastor at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Saint Albans. He served as chairman of the Christian education department there as well as a member of the pulpit and bylaws committees and choir. He has represented the congregation at numerous pastors' conferences while teaching Sunday school for the past fifteen years. Concurrently, Pastor McKnight was a Bible teacher for Precepts Ministries of Chattanooga, Tennnessee for ten years.
Married to the former Rosie Lee Patterson, the McKnights were blessed with two children, Lavetta and the late Ivan, and are the proud grandparents of Nakia and Joshua.
Jimmie is a much sought after speaker and singer who maintains a constant schedule of appearances, including visits to churches, nursing homes and prisons. He has released albums entitled Going To Extremes, Looking Unto Him and Saved To Serve, which comprise his most requested songs. His television credits include The Answer Ministries, Living Faith Ministries, Shine Through Ministries, Plus Or Minus 60, The Encouragers and Celebration!
Pastor McKnight's strong belief that the Lord has called him to break down cultural, religious and racial barriers led him to form Word and Song Ministries.
Check out the artist's website:
1. I Can Be Glad
2. Friends In High Places
3. He Will Carry You
5. The Old Man Is Dead
6. Take Your Time, Think About It
7. I've Been To The Potter's House
8. An Open Door
9. I'll Be Back
10. Love Lifted Me