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Kelly & Chastity McKnight

Dr. Kelly & Chastity McKnight

Pastor Kelly with his late, however, never forgotten father and Co-founder of BDT, Dr. H. K. McKnight
Pastor Kelly with his mother... the late, however, never forgotten, Co-founder of BDT, Margaret McKnight 

Pastor Kelly ministering in revival service

Pastor - Psalmist Chastity leading worship

Kelly and Chastity McKnight

Dr. H. Kelly and Chastity McKnight, Senior Pastors

Dr. H. Kelly and Chastity McKnight, Senior Pastors

“Relational Connectivity Specialist”

~~Dr. H. Kelly McKnight, affectionately referred to as "Pastor Kelly", has a diverse background in business and ministry. He is a Marine and Vietnam veteran. Dr. McKnight has traveled extensively stateside and in ministry and business throughout 17 countries. He lived as a civilian in Seoul, South Korea for 2 years, as he oversaw the building of a university and directed the religious education department for the U.S. Eighth Army. 


After returning to the United States he entered the field of insurance, quickly working his way up from an entry-level position to that of Vice President within a period of 18 months.


While serving as Vice President of Sales for a company in Atlanta GA, and as Worship leader in a local church, he met the pastor's daughter, who was to later become his wife. He and Chastity were married on January 25, 1994. In October of 1997, they joined the Excalibur Marketing and Associates group in Atlanta, GA. Dr. McKnight served as Vice President of their Sales and Marketing group with his wife Chastity serving as his Administrative Assistant for eight years. 


In February of 1998 the McKnights were asked to come to Augusta as the Ministers of Music at Bible Deliverance Temple. After a time of prayer and fasting, in March of 1998, they became a part of the church staff. Nine months Later Kelly was promoted to the position of Associate Pastor and Chastity to the position of Minister of Music. Chastity has a unique anointing that God is using, through her music, as both writer and performer, to bring encouragement and healing to His children. 


On Father's Day, June 20, 2004, Dr. McKnight was ordained and “set forth” as the Senior Pastor and CEO of Bible Deliverance Temple, Inc.


Dr. McKnight has been and remains a “bi-vocational” pastor. In January of 2010 he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer for the Excalibur Capital Group, LLC, located in Atlanta GA.


Dr. McKnight formerly served as the Executive Vice President of Development and Member Care for Logos Global Network and is a former member of the Board of Directors for the NFL Alumni Association [Atlanta Falcons].


He, along with his wife, currently serve as Senior Pastors – CEO of Bible Deliverance Temple. He serves as CEO of its affiliates and outreach ministries, Church Beyond Walls and Another Chance Ministry Network.


He is a sitting member of the Logos Global Network National Presbyters Council for the USA.


Dr, McKnight attended Holmes Theological Seminary, Lee University, University of Ill (Urbana-Champaign) studied psychology under the tutorship of Dr. An Hosang (Seoul Korea) and is a graduate of Logos Christian College and Graduate Schools (Logos University) in Jacksonville FL. 


The McKnights bring the message that "it is always too early to quit... It is never too late to start over."