Press Release

Knight to Speak at HLGU Carroll Missions Week

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
by Carolyn Carpenter

Grant Knight, missionary and assistant men’s soccer coach of Cedarville University, will be the featured speaker for the ninth annual Carroll Missions Week at Hannibal-LaGrange University, March 12-14.

Each year, HLGU celebrates their global vision through a week of emphasizing missions on campus.  Missionaries from all over the world travel to the HLGU campus to interact with students. HLGU students have the opportunity to not only listen to missionaries from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, and South America, speak but to sit down one-on-one and discuss their experiences and potential opportunities to serve. This year, Carroll Missions Week will feature Grant Knight, assistant men’s soccer coach for Cedarville University during the fall, and missionary through sports in persecuted areas the remainder of the year.Grant Knight

Knight is a 2006 graduate from Cedarville University. He has served on the staff of Surge International, a soccer-missions agency out of Salem, Oregon, where he served as an outreach director.  Since 2007 he has worked with churches in Vienna, Austria, to pioneer sports ministry and encourage the church-life in that region. Even though he is no longer with Surge International, he continues to travel to Austria to serve alongside the agency helping to build the church in that area and to share Christ with the persecuted.

God has blessed Knight with the opportunity to visit 41 different countries, live on 5 continents, serve others through sports, share the love of Jesus, and encourage authentic church life.  At this time, he is not with any particular agency, but he says, “I frequently get invited to travel to countries to work alongside existing ministries and work with various organizations such as YWAM, YMCA, and the churches in that particular country.”  Knight is currently working on his coaching licenses and is praying that he can impact the world of soccer through a faith in Jesus.

The schedule for Carroll Missions Week includes 10:00 a.m. services on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 12-14) in the Parker Theatre of the Roland Fine Arts Center, and evening services on Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Carroll Missions Center.  Guests representing several mission organizations will also be on campus during this special week dedicated to missions. The public is invited to all services.

Carroll Missions Week is a result of the vision and generous resources of Rheyma and the late Kenneth Carroll of Monroe City, MO.  Before his death in 2008, Mr. Carroll said he wanted to do something that would make a difference in eternity.  Through the establishment of the Carroll Missions Week and the building of the Carroll Missions Center, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll are touching eternity through the lives of thousands of HLGU students.  Mrs. Carroll continues this vision by supporting student missionaries who go out from HLGU and impact the world for Christ. 

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations