Taylor Knock

Mercy Church,
Military Chaplaincy
Mercy Church
April 17
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About My Family

I married my high school sweetheart, Ashley, in May 2005. We have two sons, Gabriel and Phineas. I work full-time at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and am a founding member of Mercy Church in Charlotte, N.C. I am motivated by the gospel and pray daily that my life will be used to reach the lost, disciple the found and help suffering people. That heart is what led me to join the Air Force as a Reserve chaplain.

My hobbies include hiking, writing, reading, traveling and spending time with my family.

About My Ministry

I am an IMA Reserve Chaplain, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina. I support the Wing Chaplain and the Deputy Wing Chaplain through providing pastoral care to the 22,000 military members, civilians and dependents of the Seymour Johnson AFB community.

I ensure the protection of the constitutional right for the free exercise of religion and foster the practice of faith through religious programs and guidance. Responsibilities can include preaching at chapel services, providing confidential counseling, meeting all readiness requirements and helping lead events designed to reach out to all Airmen and their families.

SBC Chaplaincy

Chaplaincy is a vital frontline ministry and extension of the local church. Chaplains reach the lost among the thousands of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces, correctional facilities, healthcare settings, public safety, disaster relief sites and corporate environments. SBC Chaplains care for the broken, offer hope to the hopeless and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ in hard to reach places.
The qualifications expected of a Southern Baptist applying for endorsement as a chaplain or counselor are established by the using agency and the Chaplains Commission, SBC. These qualification requirements vary according to the type of chaplaincy or counseling ministry involved but all are expected to meet a high level of ministerial competence.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom I minister. Pray for people to come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for more to become missionaries and chaplains. Pray for the Airmen who are currently deployed, and the families who are back home hoping for their safe return. Pray for wisdom and strength for the entire chapel staff. Pray for hope for all who are hopeless.


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