Tom Knight is a North Carolina native, with his family roots stretching from Manteo to Yancy County. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Feeling a call to ministry, he left the legal profession and headed to New Jersey, where he received his master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He spent two years teaching English in China where he met his wife, Cynthia Wang Knight.
Tom and Cynthia have two children, Tommy and Cornelia. Tom joined the BSCNC in 2001 and worked as a campus minister to international students for 13 years. He now serves as a Regional International Student Consultant. The most challenging part of his job is also the most fulfilling: reaching people who know nothing about Jesus. He enjoys helping Cynthia homeschool their children, cooking Chinese cuisine, gardening and strategy games.