The burden for this organization was born out of the experience as a church planter in New England, which is one of the least evangelized regions of the country. It would not be an understatement to say most churches, missionaries and Bible colleges could use more money, but by in large ministries fail or cannot expand because of lack of financial means. What one sees that ministries finance themselves very shortsightedly. The heartbeat of the foundation is to be able to endow world missions in such a way that the whole process would be much more efficient, and in doing make the missionary enterprise more impactful for our ever increasing world population.
The CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION will be raising both its visibility though conferences, church meetings, forums, and radio and TV broadcasts. We will be educating people on a variety of ways and efficient methods in which people can give to the CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION. An emphasis will be on encouraging people to give of their hard assets, as opposed to stickly liquid assets (cash). The broadcasts and forums are opportunities to cast a vision and explain the mission of the CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION.
CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION is a 501c (3), non-profit organization, with bylaws and doctrinal statement. It was established for the development for church planting stateside and world missions to establish new Independent Baptist Churches. Centurion Education Foundation will seek to development foreign missions endowment. This fund will support 400 mission’s families 100% in their host countries.
The president of Centurion Education Foundation:
Dr. Andrew Knight grew up in New England in the home of an Episcopal Priest. His conversion, however, came through the witness of friends in a youth group. While in the Air Force, Knight felt the call to the ministry and later enrolled in Bible College. Dr. Knight received a Bachelors of Bible from Pensacola Christian College. He then earned a Masters of Biblical Studies from Emmanuel Baptist Theological Seminary in Newington, CT. He also received a Masters of Religious Education from West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster, CA., and received a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA. Currently Dr. Knight is completing a Masters of Biblical Apologetics from Clarks Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA. Dr. Knight resides in New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Centurion Education Foundation Trustees
Dr. Knight has called three men to sit as trustees of CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION. These men were chosen because of their servants heart and a deep desire to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of these men have a keen spiritual insight and has been a faithful advocate over many years. It is with distinction and honor to have the opportunity to serve as we revolutionize World Missions.
The Officers of CENTURION EDUCATION FOUNDATION are as follows:
- Dr. Andrew T. Knight, President
- Pastor Garry L. Solano, Trustee
- Pastor Scott Clark, Trustee
- Mr. Stephen R. Brown, Trustee
Pastor John Renalds and Dr. Andrew Knight
Volusia County Baptist Church – Orange City, FL
Foundation – Missions goals:
- Raise $440,000,000 for foreign missions and church planting endowments.
- To fund 400 missions families on 200 missions fields continually.
- To train and fund 250 new churches at a time across America.
- Two missions families to work as teams and to provide fellowship and encouragement for each couple.
- The endowment will pay all missionaries salaries, healthcare, retirement and travel.
- Development department to raise endowments for seminary facilities and tuition.
The provided missionary salaries will allow the missionaries to leave for the field immediately following training and the sending church internship.
This will save the missionaries 1-5 years of deputations work. While doing their internship in the sending church relationships will be bonded and their prayer partners secured.
The missionary families will be on their fields 11 months out of the year, and be home each year around the holidays to rest, rejuvenate and participate in their church mission’s conference. This will also save the missionaries a whole year of furlough that they don’t have to report to many churches just their home church. The extra 11 months every 4 years will be spent on the mission field.
- $440,000,000 of endowments for foreign and stateside missions.
- $3,000,000 for the purchase and development of church property.
- 2,000,000 for the development of the seminary and faculty.
- Missionary vision and goals presented to churches throughout the United States.
- Development directors to identify and meet with perspective donors.
- Employ the use of financial instruments to establish endowments.
- Meet with donors one on one to explain how we can establish an immediate endowment and leverage the amount a donor can contribute.
- While at church services and missions conferences encourage stock and property transfers to the foundation.
- At services and missions conference recruit others to help to raise endowments to meet the stated goals: Missions; Church Plant; and Seminary.
- Daily radio and TV broadcasts throughout the country.
- Regular rallies and forums in which to present the vision and help facilitate the endowment giving.