Douglas Knox Jr.

First Galilee Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor Douglas Knox Jr.

Pastor Knox was saved by grace and baptized by the Faith Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, Sacramento CA on May 13, 1979.

He is originally from Tampa, Florida and came to California by way of the United States Air Force.  While stationed at Mather Air Force Base in 1978, he was invited to attend services at Faith Landmark Missionary Baptist Church by his friends of 13 years.  Pastor Knox became energetically motivated to learn God’s Word under the tutelage of Pastor Leonard Smith, and on February 1981, he surrendered to the Call of the Gospel ministry.

After retiring from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant, in November 1984, he sought God’s will and enrolled at the Fresno Missionary Baptist Institute in Fresno, California. God guided Brother Knox to begin evangelizing in Southeast Fresno.  The blessings of God upon this endeavor led to his being ordained in July 1985 and sent out as a missionary to begin the formation of the First Galilee Mission.

Pastor Knox has earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Applied Science, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Theology degrees from the Fresno Missionary Baptist Institute, Fresno, California and has been for the last 30 years affiliated with the seminary, working in various capacities as instructor, administrator and counselor.

He is the only spiritual leader of The First Galilee Missionary Baptist Church from its humble beginnings.

Pastor Knox married his wife Sandra in 1965 and they are the proud parents of Andrew and Melody.   The Knox family includes daughter-in-law Jacqueline Knox, four grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pastor’s greatest love is correctly dividing the Word of God, fulfilling the scriptures in Matthew 28:19-20, and seeing souls saved.  The First Galilee Missionary Baptist Church is blessed and proud to be led by this dedicated learned man of God.  Pastor Knox and family live as an example of Christian service to God.