Cedric L. Knott

Pastor of Jesus Church

of the apostolic faith

Pastor Cedric L. Knott Sr. faithfulness to the Lord has blessed him tremendously and helped him to make great strides in the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Since accepting his calling to preach the gospel, Elder Knott has sought the Lord to encourage and uplift people to thrust in the Lord with all thy heart.  He believes that through the blood and the name of Jesus we are more than overcomers.  He has the church at heart in all he sets out to do.


Elder Knott holds a Master of Science in Health Sciences from TUI University with a major in Health Care Management.  He is the Son of the late Henry and Irene Knott Sr. of Jackson, MS.  He is married to the lovely Anita Sheryl, and is the proud father of five children: Rachel, Cedric II, Andric, Isaiah, and Isaac.  He has one beautiful grand-daughter: Leah.


1994 – Licensed Minister of Pentecostal Assembly of the World, Inc.

1998 – Called to preach and served as assistant to the pastor Emmanuel Apostolic Church

1999 – Graduate Jones County Junior College Associate Degree

2000- Served as Interim pastor of Emmanuel Apostolic Church

2002 – Graduate William Carey College Bachelor Degree

2002 – Ordained Minister of Jesus Church Ministries, Inc.

2004 – Ordained Elder of Jesus Church Ministries of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.

2004 – Served as Assistant pastor at Jesus Church Ministries under Bishop Mingo Thames Sr.

2007 – Graduate TUI University Maters Degree

2008 – Retired with over twenty-five years of honorable military service with the United States Army

2009 – Worked as JROTC Instructor at Hattiesburg High School

2014 – Senior Pastor of Jesus Ministries of the Apostolic Faith


Affiliations and Certifications


Member of International Congress of Churches & Ministries (ICM)

Board Member: Hattiesburg Public School District Title 1 Program

National Registry Emergency Medical Technician

Instructor Certified with American Heart Association – CPR and First Aid

Building God’s Way: Kingdom Building Services

Ordained Elder of Jesus Church Ministries of the Apostolic Faith, Inc.



Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

- 3 John 1:2

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