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Rev Charles A McKnight III, MDiv has a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), attended the US Naval Academy (Annapolis), and has degrees in English and African American Diaspora Studies from the University of North Carolina (Greensboro). He has 14 years of pastoral ministry training and ordained leadership in the PCA. He co-planted West Charlotte Church (PCA) in the urban west Charlotte African American community. West Charlotte is the first and only African American-led PCA church in denominational history planted by another African American-led church (Christ Central Church, Rev. Howard Brown). He served as an Assistant Pastor at Christ Central Church prior to planting West Charlotte. He currently serves in the following ministry leadership roles: Missions to North America (MNA) African American Ministries (AAM) | Coordinator; Center for African American Church Planting (CAACP) | Executive Director + Coach; Missions to North America (MNA) Unity Fund | Advisory Committee; Missions to The World (MTW) | Advisory Committee; Covenant Seminary | Advisory Committee; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Link Conference | Advisory Committee; ‘Between The Pew’ Podcast | Co-Host. Charles was a founding member of the Central Carolina Presbytery Intercultural Church Planting Committee, served on the oversight commission for the revitalization of Freedom Church (PCA), and consulted in their merger with West Charlotte Church. He has served as a board member of the MNA Unity Fund, as an assessor with the MNA Church Planting Assessment Center, and has mentored and coached numerous church planters. Charles is a former public school teacher and basketball coach and has taught Cultural Apologetics at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is the son of an AME Zion pastor. Charles and his wife Charlotte have four children: McKenzie Grace (’08), Corinne Justice (’11), Kendall Joy (’13), and Charles “CAM” IV (’16).
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Mission to North America
P.O. Box 890233
Charlotte, NC 28289-0233