Pastor DeJuan Nathaniel Knight was born on November 7, 1978 in Louisville, KY to Willie and Francis Knight. The youngest of two sons, he was raised in the semirural community of Crestwood, KY, with his older brother, Kris Knight. He attended the Pewee Valley Junior Academy for the first eight grades (attending Louisville Junior Academy for part of his 7th and 9th grade), he graduated from South Oldham High School in 1997. At the age of 18, he matriculated to Oakwood University, where he graduated with degrees in International Studies (2001), and Ministerial Theology (2003).
He was privileged to travel to Nairobi, Kenya to preach in one of many evangelistic series that were sponsored by the Quiet Hour and Pastor Robert Folkenberg, 45 precious souls were baptized into the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In 2002, DeJuan entered Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI where he obtained a Masters of Divinity, 2005. While there, he met the love of his life, Rochelle Knight (maiden name “Browne”). They were married in Palm Bay, FL, July 1, 2007 at Pastor Wintley Phipps’ church.
God has blessed DeJuan Knight in his ministry beyond his wildest imaginations. A good friend and co-laborer, Pastor Toussaint Williams called DeJuan to work with him as a Bible worker in the Radcliff area. The Lord blessed Radcliff with three baptisms. Nevertheless, after finishing his tenure in Radcliff, Pastor Knight was invited to work in Campbellsville, KY. God blessed his labor there, attendance tripled, it grew from 10 to 30 people attending regularly.
The conference was apprised of what was going on in this remote church. DeJuan was summoned to meet with conference leadership and he was hired. Since that time, with skilled laborers at the Campbellsville church, God has blessed Pastor Knight and the church to move forward with renovation projects: a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new fellowship hall, and a new stage in the front. While at the Radcliff church, the Lord has blessed the beginning stages of construction to the new sanctuary. The Lord has used Pastor Knight and added 29 new souls to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church by baptism or profession of faith with more preparing for baptism very soon, to God be the glory.
DeJuan is convinced that his future with Jesus looks brighter than his past. By the grace of God, he is looking forward to doing greater things for God while expecting greater things from God. Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” He asks for your prayers as he and his lovely wife seeks to fulfill God’s will in their lives.
Pastor's Contact Info:
1275 East Jordan Street
Pensacola, FL 32503
Prayer Line & Conf Calls:
Enter Pin 599266
(Must dial from a cell phone)
Prayer Meeting - 6:30 PM
Early Sabbath Service - 9:30 AM
Lesson Study - 9:45 AM
Divine Worship - 11:00 AM
AYS - One hour before sunset (or as announced)