About Jimmy Knott

Author & Speaker

My Story

Dr. Jimmy Knott, Teaching Pastor at First Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida, 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.

Best Selling Books

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

This book is a biblical, practical, and easy to follow guide to help you along your journey to a richer prayer life.

It’s All About Leadership

This book is a must read for anyone wanting to have greater influence with their life. It’s the product of years of practically developing leaders.

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“Jimmy Knott has been a consistent disciple of Christ for the 30+ years I have known him. I have been personally affected by his desire to help others grow in their walk for Christ. The Biblical disciplines he has taught me have been invaluable, none more important than regular time in God’s word and prayer.”

Tennessee Supreme Court

Lord, Teach Us to Pray is an outstanding book in large part because the author, Jimmy Knott, lives what he encourages us to do . . . become men and women of prayer.”

Founder, Compass – Finance’s God’s Way

“Jimmy Knott has written a classic on the topic of prayer. This book contains many helpful tools to develop a more consistent and meaningful connection with God.”

Orlando Magic Co-Founder & Senior VP