“Stephen Knight rocks Christianity.”
—Star Tribune, 6/21/1996
My name is Stephen Roach Knight, and I’m passionate about media, technology, justice, and the future of faith. I‘m co-founder of Transform Network, and I currently serve as Director of Communications for JustLeadershipUSA. Prior to this, I worked with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and his organization, Repairers of the Breach. I am also the former National Faith Organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, which I am still involved with at the state level.
“[Steve Knight] is a luminary, if you will, in the emergent world of Christianity.”
—Chris Yaw, ChurchNext.TV
2017 – 2022: I served as Special Assistant to Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Internal Communications Manager for Repairers of the Breach. I also served as the first National Faith Organizer for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
2013 – 2016: I served as Director of Marketing and Sales for Chalice Press, a small independent progressive Christian publisher, historically affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination. In this role, I had the opportunity to work closely with amazing authors such as Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, Frank Schaefer, Sharon Watkins, and many others.
2011 – 2013: I served full-time as a leadership development consultant for Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination. I helped recruit new emergent missional (“outside the box”) church planters, as well as helped to develop “The Journey” program for existing churches seeking revitalization.
2010: I spent a year doing social media marketing for Halogen, a socially conscious cable TV network, as well as other freelance clients.
2006 – 2009: I served as International Communication Coordinator of SIM (Serving In Mission), a global Christian mission organization. During my time with SIM, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa twice (Senegal and Kenya), the UK three times, Canada once, and Asia three times (Singapore, Thailand, and Korea).
2000 – 2006: I worked for “God’s Ambassador,” Billy Graham. I began as Internet Editor (developing content for a youth website called passageway.org), became Senior Internet Editor (overseeing content development for 20+ websites), and eventually worked my way up to being manager of the entire Internet division of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
In addition to writing for BGEA’s websites, I also traveled nationally and internationally to cover a number of events for Decision magazine.
“[Steve Knight] is a rising star among the new evangelicals.” —Crossroads Radio
1998 – 2000: I served in campus ministry at the University of Minnesota for two years, where I designed and maintained the website ChristianStudent.com.
1996 – 1998: I was involved in youth outreach through an off-shoot organization of Youth With a Mission called Steiger International. With Steiger in 1996, I traveled for six months throughout Germany, Poland, Singapore, and New Zealand. I designed and published my first hand-coded HTML website with Steiger in 1997, as well as editing my first digital video.
1991 – 1996: I edited and published Kamikaze Magazine, an underground ’zine, for five years. During that time, I interviewed many music artists, visual artists, and authors, and I wrote music reviews, as well as doing some of the graphic design/layout.
In June 1996, the Star Tribune newspaper wrote, “In Japanese, Kamikaze literally means ‘divine wind,’ but it may also be a cheeky description of Knight’s editorial mission impossible: to find a harmonious middle ground between different generations, denominations, theists, skeptics, Reaganites and pagans.” A more apt description of my life‘s mission and purpose has probably never been written (although I would prefer to say “common ground,” not “middle ground”).