The Knight Family
I was born in Princeton, raised in Pipestem and matured in Oak Hill. I started my church experience with Cooks Chapel Church in Pipestem, WV. Megan was born and raised in Beckley, to a loving Christian family. Her family has attended Crab Orchard Baptist Church since before she was born and remain active members there. Megan graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 2002 and Bryan graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1997, then both attended Concord University where Megan earned an Elementary Education degree and Bryan earned a Regents in 2005
Also in 2005, Megan married her “Knight in shining armor” (her words! lol), and we have spent the past 17 years on an adventure together, pursuing God’s plan for our lives and how we might serve Him. After our wedding in June, we moved to Lynchburg, VA, where I attended seminary at Liberty University. There I received my Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Religion, and Megan began her first teaching job in Bedford County Schools. Upon my graduation in 2009, we joined a team of church planters and moved to Charlottesville, VA for a year and a half. In 2010, we moved back to WV when I became a Chaplain in the Air National Guard, returning to the 130th unit in Charleston where I had served 8 years before we got married (1997-2005 Enlisted; Air Transportation).
In 2011, I was called to be the pastor at Oak Hill Baptist Church where we served for 4 years in my home town. Megan taught in Fayette County as a Title I teacher until our daughter, Elizabeth, was born in 2014. Since she was now Megan’s most important student, she stayed home with her for 7 years to care for her and nurture her while serving alongside me in full time ministry. As our adventure continued, God called us to move to Parkersburg, WV where I pastored Pine Grove Baptist Church for 4 years and Megan served as Children’s Director.
Our most recent move brought us back home to Beckley in September of 2020. I was called to be a full-time Chaplain with the 130th and we were able to come back to family! Last fall Megan returned to teaching and was a Title I teacher at New River Primary. This coming year she will be teaching at Crescent Elementary in 1st grade and Elizabeth will be attending 3rd Grade at Crescent Elementary.
We are delighted and blessed to begin a wonderful God-given ministry at Beckley First Baptist Church! Our family looks forward to getting to know each of you better as we grow alongside each other in Christ!
Pastor Bryan Knight