Leadership Development & Teaching Team
Jimmy Knott is a native Tennessean. He earned his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1973. That same year, he married Linda Lewis, his high school sweetheart. After working as an engineer for the DuPont Company in Nashville, Jimmy felt the Lord’s leadership into the ministry. He enrolled at New Orleans Theological Seminary, and earned his M. Div., in 1976. Jimmy has been on staff at First Baptist Church of Orlando since June 1980. Jimmy earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2002.
Jimmy loves leaders and leader development. He is an insightful Bible teacher who seeks to make God’s Word relevant and practical. For over twenty-five years, Jimmy had oversight of the adult new member assimilation and the deacon’s ministry at First Baptist Orlando. Jimmy is also deeply committed to training and mentoring existing and emerging leaders.
Jimmy and Linda have four children, Stephanie, Jeremy, Jonathan and Justin and three grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa and James.
Jimmy’s passion is to assist believers in maximizing their impact for Christ and that is the goal of this website.