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Clergyman , Philosophy and religion educator

John Allan Knight, American Clergyman, philosophy and religion educator. Recipient Lily Foundation Theology award Vanderbilt University, 1958-1959; Carréfellow Vanderbilt University, 1960-1962. President Board of Governors Oklahoma Indiana College Foundation, 1979-1981. Member Society Science Study Religion, American Academy Religion, Wesley Theological Society(president 1979), Evangelical Theological Association.

Background

Knight, John Allan was born on November 8, 1931 in Mineral Wells, Texas, United States. Son of John Lee and Beulah Mae (Bounds) Knight.

Education

Bachelor, Bethany Nazarene College, 1952. Master of Arts, Oklahoma University, 1954. Bachelor of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1966.

Career

Ordained to ministry, Church of Nazarene, 1954;pastor, Tennessee District Church of Nazarene, 1953-1961, 71-72;professor, department chairman philosophy and religion, Trevecca Nazarene College, Nashville, 1957-1969;department chairman philosophy and religion, Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene College, 1969-1971;president, Mount Vernon (Ohio) Nazarene College, 1972-1975;pastor, Grace Nazarene Church, Nashville, 1971-1972;president, Bethany (Oklahoma) Nazarene College, 1976-1985;general superintendent, International Church of the Nazarene, since 1985;vice chair Board General Supts., International Church of the Nazarene, 1990-1992;chair Board General Supts., International Church of the Nazarene, 1992-1994. Coordinator United States Government Project Studying Possible Cooperative Ventures for Tennessee Colleges Universities, 1969. Member general board International Church of Nazarene, 1980-1985.

Works

Membership

President board governors Oklahoma Indiana College Foundation, 1979-1981. Trustee Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma. Member Science Society Study Religion, American Academy Religion, Wesley Theological Society (president 1979), Evangelical Theological Association Clubs: Kiwanis International.

Connections

Married Justine Anne Rushing, August 22, 1958. Children– John Allan, James Alden, Judith Anne.

father:
John Lee Knight

mother:
Beulah Mae (Bounds) Knight

spouse:
Justine Anne Rushing

child:
John Allan Knight

child:
James Alden Knight

child:
Judith Anne Knight