Pastors Rick and Theresa Knight began ministry 30 years ago, shortly after marriage. After many years of fulfilling the call of youth, music and associate pastoral duties, they began to fulfill the call of Senior pastoral ministry in 1990. Through their many ministry experiences, God began to shift their ministry, which lead to the birthing of Bethany World Outreach Center. Their ministry is marked by preaching the Good News of the Gospel to the poor spirit, proclaiming freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, according to Luke 4:18. God has given them a heart for their local area, Honea Path and reaching to the nations.
Pastors Rick and Theresa have been complimented of their real and relevant way of bringing the Word of God to everyday living. Their desire is to see God truly transform lives and see people reach their full potential in Christ.
Pastors Rick and Theresa have 4 children, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Amanda is married to Jason Sturkie and they have 2 children, Anna Grace and Noah. Corey is married to Renee and they have 2 children, Luke and Hannah. Jonathan is married to Paige and they have three children, Jonathan Jr, Abigail, and Leah. Matthew is the youngest and is still living at home.