Rev. Eric Knatt, Asst. Pastor

Assistant Pastor Eric J. Knatt

Christian Upbringing


Assistant Pastor - First Emanuel Baptist Church

Bible Study Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Teacher, Director of Street Outreach Ministry, Social Service Director; Grant Writer, Fund Raiser, Director of Annual Christmas Toys Giveaway for Youth, Director of Thanksgiving Baskets for Families, Director of Annual "Fathers of the Community" Banquet for Youth.


Pastor - Second Bright Morning Star Baptist Church

Installed as Fifth pastor on November 14, 2003 by Cornerstone General Association under the direction of Dr. Moses Gordon, III - President

Member of New Orleans Coalition of Ministers

Community Liaison Personnel for Youth Initiative


First Emanuel Baptist Church

Receive and acknowledged calling to ministry in July, 1997.

Obtained License to Preach (April 12, 1998) under Pastor Southall

Ordained to ministry (January 17, 2001) by Cornerstone General Association


Member of Cornerstone General Association of Associate Ministers


Baptized by the late Rev. Dr. Larry W. Norbert, Sr. of St. John Baptist Church New Iberia, LA




New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Currently working on Doctorate of Philosophy Degree - Psychology



New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary M.A., Psychology and Counseling M.A., marriage and Family Therapy


Nicholls State University

B.S., Biology - Pre Med, Minor – Chemistry, 1989

Who's Who among college students

Current Affiliations:


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Nu Alpha Chapter)

Vice-President 1988-1989

President 1989-1992, 1993-1995

NOBTS - Alumni Association.

Nicholls State University Alumni Association.

Central City Community Development Team

National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc.

CIT - Currently working on Clinical licenses (LPC, LAMFT, NCC) Social Worker.

1992 – Prince Hall Masons, St. John Lodge #15

1993 – Royal Arch Masons, Rose of Sharon Lodge #39

1994 – Knights Templar Commander Masons


Phi Beta Sigma, Fraternity, Inc. (Nu Alpha Chapter) Brother of the year 1990,1991, 1992 1993

Man of The Year - Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church 2003

SAGE - President 1992-1993

Nicholls State University - Football Team

Greatest Accomplishment: