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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Carpenter

Carolina Associate Pastor Answers The Call

On November 8 at the Spartanburg, SC, Adventist church, another young pastor stepped under the mantle of ordination and was dedicated to a new phase in his ministry. Ross Knight been pastoring in the Carolina Conference since 2015, first in the Boone/Banner Elk, NC, district as senior pastor, and then since 2019 in S.C. as associate to Pastor Don Davis 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 cheering Ross on 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 Pastor Davis and three members of Ross’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, Ross 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 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.

Ross 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.

— Article and Photos by Rebecca Carpenter

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