Friday, February 6, 2009

A Sad Loss for the Church of the Nazarene

Nazarene Communications Network is reporting that on the evening of Sunday, February 1, 2009 General Superintendent Emeritus, the Rev'd. Dr. John A. Knight died in his sleep.

Dr. Knight served the Church of the Nazarene as a General Superintendent for 16 years, and up until his retirement in 2001, he had served in ministry for 50 years. In addition to having served the denomination in the episcopal role, Dr. Knight ministered as a pastor, a member of the teaching faculty of a number of our schools, president of two of our colleges, editor of the Herald of Holiness (now Holiness Today), and authored eight books.

Dr. Knight earned his undergraduate degree at Bethany-Peniel College (now Southern Nazarene University), his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, his Bachelor of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

The death of John Knight is a great loss for the Church of the Nazarene. Nevertheless, we are confident of his triumphant in Christ!

May God's grace & strength be with the Knight family.


The NCN article can be read, here.

1 comment:

Eric + said...

Our prayers are certainly with the Knight family. I have heard him speak on numerous occasions and was privileged to study under his son, Dr. John Knight, Jr, while at NTS. Their family has certainly blessed the Church of the Nazarene and set a high bar for the quality of Superintendents in the future. God bless you, Knight family.