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Founder Jonathan McKnight

Pastor Jonathan L. McKnight is the founding pastor of Sanctuary of Praise Ministries of Orlando, Florida and President and Founder of Jonathan L. McKnight Ministries, based out of Orlando, FL. He is an anointed, caring preacher, evangelist, teacher, conference speaker and facilitator.

As a philanthropist, Pastor McKnight is continually involved in local, national, and international mission outreach projects. He also delivers the Word of God to people around the world through television appearances on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN).

As a result of his service to the Kingdom of God, thousands of souls have been won to the Body of Christ. He is also the author of the newly-released book entitled, Positioned 4 Purpose with Seven Payers of Purpose Companion CD, Prayer is a Must with Seven Prayers of Victory Companion CD, 30 Days of Marriage, and I Did It in the Name of Love as well as the songwriter of the CD bearing the same title.

Dr. McKnight holds two gold keys to the City of Orlando, presented to him by the Mayor’s and City Commissioner’s offices for community development and outreach services. He is also the recipient of multiple Good Citizenship Awards from the Orlando Police Department. Dr. McKnight resides in “The City Beautiful” with his son, Jonathan, II.

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P.E.A.C.E. Prayer Army is a non-denominational organization that is designed to unify God's creation through prayer. P.E.A.C.E. moral foundation is governed by the principles of the Holy Bible, primarily, but not solely, using the Kings James Version as our reference.

P.E.A.C.E. embraces the entire body of Christ. However, it does not act as a spiritual endorsement for any individual ministries or religious liaison, nor shall its' name be used to promote any denomination, religion or individuals. Becoming a member of P.E.A.C.E. in no way constitutes our acknowledgement of any ministerial licensures. P.E.A.C.E. simply unites prayer intercessors all over the world.

Vision of Prayer is a Must

  • To build, equip, and empower the lives of people, families, and children spiritually, socially, physically, emotionally, and economically, while discovering gifts and moving into our divine purpose in the 21st century.

  • To serve for the perfecting of all mankind, while edifying the body of Christ that will bring knowledge and faith for the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:12).

  • To embrace a corporate commitment to winning lost souls, impacting our community and touching; one heart at a time while faithfully loving and serving God in the Spirit of excellence.

  • To serve as a spirit-filled center of life that focuses on building, developing and maintain an intimate spiritually relationship with God based on the principles and surety of God’s divine Word through our Lord Jesus Christ. We will exalt God’s name and reverence the Trinity of God by yielding ourselves totally to the divine Spirit of God by recognizing His sovereignty through praise and worship.

  • To fulfill the needs of the total family of God: man, woman, boy, and girl. We are committed as a unified body of Christ to reaching and winning lost souls for Jesus, restoring broken homes, healing wounded hearts, returning them to the path of love and righteousness and equipping disciples for Kingdom building all within the four walls of this church edifice. Effective ministry requires ministering to physical, emotional and spiritual needs (Matthew 25:5-40). Our vision is to become the spiritual hospital for our community and surrounding areas by establishing food and clothing banks, homeless and battered women’s shelters, crisis substance abuse center, Christian nursing homes and a youth crisis ministry. These are merely a few key areas included in the vision of our church and ministry.

  • To tear down and completely destroy all strongholds that Satan has attached to the lives of people of all colors, race, creed and national origin. We believe this vision is accomplished by serving others by living godly examples of Christ’s love through practical ministry in a hurting world.

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