Anita S. Knott

first lady of Jesus Church

of the apostolic faith

Sister Anita Knott was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Bishop Mingo and Mother Mary Thames.  She attended George Rogers Clark School #1.  At the age of nine her family moved to Heidelberg, MS where she attended Heidelberg High School.  She graduated as the class valedictorian.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a Masters Degree in Family and Consumer Science and another Masters Degree in Social Work all from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Sister Knott has been married to Elder Cedric Knott, Sr. for the past 12 years. They have five children, Rachel, Cedric II, Andric, Isaiah and Isaac.  She is the “BeBe” to her granddaughter Leah.


Sister Knott gained employment at Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She was later promoted to the position of County Administrator.   She was later brought on board with Hattiesburg Public School District as District Behavior Specialist.


Sister Knott sought after God at a very early age. She was baptized in the name of Jesus at the age of 4 and received the Holy Ghost at the age of seven at the Fold of Christ Church in Indianapolis, Indiana where her grandfather the late Bishop Rodgers Archie was the pastor. Sister Knott is active at Jesus Church of the Apostolic Faith in Heidelberg MS where she has multiple roles and serves on several committees. She is the organizational secretary, sits on the Bishop’s Board as Director of the Women. She also serves as Youth Advisor & chair of the Hospitality committee and one of the church’s musicians.


She has a desire to work with the youth and young adults and help them reach their full potential in God.



I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
- Psalms 37:25

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