George Bernanos said ‘grace is everywhere’ and the blog posts and resources seek to explore the beauty and wisdom of God wherever it may be found. Yet we seek beauty and wisdom in a broken and fragmented world. I created KnoxPriest.com as a place to explore life and faith in conversation with poets and parents; saints and cynics; leaders and followers; doubters and weary pilgrims. This site is a place to reflect on stories and questions, poems and lamentations. 

I write from the perspective of an Anglican priest in Knoxville, TN, but I hope to address matters that all human beings hold in common. For those seeking insight into subjects like prayer or Anglican worship, be sure to check out the Video pages.

Opinions expressed here are my own and may (or may not) be shared by my employer and its diocese, Apostles Anglican Church and the Anglican Diocese of the South

KnoxPriest mugAbout Jack King

I am a native Knoxvillian (Fountain City, to be precise) who never imagined that I would serve a church in my hometown. For the past seven years, I’ve been honored to serve Apostles Anglican Church in west Knoxville and presently serve as Apostles’ senior pastor. Before serving at Apostles, I served Methodist churches in Knoxville and Gateshead, England. In England, I finally learned how to recognize offsides in soccer and became a supporter of Newcastle United. Also in England, I discovered my love for the Anglican tradition that would soon become my spiritual home. I was ordained an Anglican priest in 2008 on my 30th birthday.

Upon my return from England, I came home to Knoxville and met my beautiful bride, Emily. We were married on July 7, 2007, and we have two children, Madeleine and Colin. Before marriage and family came, I received a B.A. in History from Samford University and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School.

When I’m not spending time with Apostles or blogging, I enjoy watching my daughter sing and dance in our living room. I love watching political and spy dramas with Emily, namely Homeland, Sherlock, and House of Cards. From March to (hopefully) October, I nervously and sometimes joyously watch the Red Sox as a loyal fan.

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