Kenyon Knapp

I grew up in Mahopac, NY, about 1 hour north of New York City in a Christian home with my mom, dad, brother and sister. I was active in our church youth group, Christian camps (Deerfoot Lodge, Word of Life camps, Good Tidings Bible Conference), and many other things. I got my B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University (awesome place!) in '92, then my M.S. in Community Counseling from GA State in '96, my Ph.D. in Counselor Education in '01, and took my '96 diploma and made it into a '05 M.S. in Christian Psychological Studies. I have been in Christian Counseling for many years, and love to help people through hard times. I have worked as an adjunct professor at Ole Miss, Itawamba Community College, and Mississippi Virtual Community College. I have also been a full-time prof at MS State, Troy University, and now Mercer University. I am married with 4 kids. I became a Christian when I was 5 years old- hearing how Jesus can forgive us for all our bad stuff and then take us to heaven when we die...made perfect sense to me as a 5 year old...and even more as I get older.

My Life

Favorite Quote

Counselor Education Dept.

Friends describe me

enthusiastic, ambitious

My hobbies

singing, hiking, hunting

Fantasy dinner guests

Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Gary Thomas, Dr. Peter Kreeft

Best advice I ever received

only one life, twil soon be past, and only what's done for Christ will last!

My undergrad alma mater

Taylor University- awesome place!

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

nothing for the first 2 years, then a Jeep Cherokee

If I weren't a professor, I would

be an M.D., or a building contractor, or a missionary, or a zillions other things- I have enough dreams for 25 lifetimes!

Favorite books

Anything by Ravi Zacharias,

Favorite movies

Red Dawn, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Lord of the Rings trilogy

Favorite city

wherever my family is.

Favorite coffee

don't like coffee, but tea is good.

Nobody knows I

..nothing. I tell all to some trusted friends.

My latest accomplishment

About to teach Systematic Theology at my church- deep stuff.