Hi all, here is the audio for Episode #1 Winning Souls: The Purpose of a Cause-Driven Life is a brand new endeavor I am launching to help people become more effective in winning people to Jesus Christ. Check it out.
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RACE REPORT WEEK 2:
Well, not the picture I want to post of the brand new #70! She got a little tore up this weekend, resulting in a DNF and last place finish for us. Got some work to do in the next couple weeks before the first 5/8′s, Galloway Invitational, race. All my guys are poised to get it fixed We gotta hang a brand new bumper, air box and body pieces. We also gotta fix some left front suspension. These are not my favorite things in the world to do, but it’s a part of racing. One must take the good nights with the bad nights, and balance it out.
When I got home from the speedway my wife handed me stacks of cards. Each card was a little note from a child encouraging me to race, to keep winning souls and to go fast. What a boost it was to get those. I got home and didn’t say much about the whole incident on the track, Melinda went to bed and I was left with these cards. I read them all, and man, it made my perspective much better.
Some weeks when you hurt the car you fix it because you know you were right there, and a win is just around the next corner. Other weeks you fix the car because it’s your passion and that just what you do when it gets wrecked. Then there are weeks like this where I am motivated to fix the car because of those who uphold me, encourage me and pray for me. Thanks for doing that. I need all of it!!!
Serving the Lord all these years I’ve learned that you never know where encouragement will come from. See ya Memorial Day Weekend.
Hey everyone! I am really excited for the radio debut of “Winning Souls, The Purpose of a Cause Driven Life,” this weekend. You can tune in on KCIS AM610 from 12:15-12:30. It will air weekly, and then we will setup audio streaming on the internet/blog also, so you can catch up throughout the week. Can’t wait for you to hear episode 1, then tune in weekly after that. Since we are brand new to radio I’d appreciate your feedback and thoughts after you listen. I want to create great value with this show.
Since human beings began recording their thoughts, the most enduring questions that have flowed from the hearts of men have been questions related to purpose: Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here?
Perhaps this is why, in recent years, Christian ministry has focused increasingly on the subject of purpose. In this day and age when it is easy for believers to get lost in their megacities, their megachurches and a world that is bursting at the seams with unimaginable population growth, the search for individual significance is more important than ever. No one wants to think of his or her life as meaningless.
Winning Souls is about the age-old truth that the primary purpose of the believer is to glorify God and fulfill the eternal purpose of the Lord by winning souls for his Son. Wherever God may place a believer, that individual’s secondary purpose is to do his work with excellence and thus forge his legacy while he achieves his goals. But wherever he or she may work or mingle, the primary reason God has placed the believer in that arena is to bear witness to Christ. God wants every believer to identify and infiltrate that particular subculture of society where he can achieve his calling and thereby represent Christ most effectively.
Winning souls will be a combination of short messages to inspire believers to live the life of a winning soul. It will feature stories about soul wining. It will profile a winning soul, and reveal the heart of someone who is in it to win souls. It will highlight principles and the theology of winning souls. Jeff Knight will monologue some episodes and interview other winning souls, people who understand the purpose of a cause-driven life.
I will talk a lot about racing also! Can’t wait for the launch!
What’s up everyone? I hope you are enjoying your week. I am bringing the race report from last weekend. Been a busy couple days at the shop getting the race car prepared for this weekend at Evergreen Speedway. The new car is spectacular. It is also a bugger to clean! However, my team from FINNISH AUTO SERVICES, LLC was on it first thing Monday. We then had the team wiping down every nook and cranny of that beautiful white chassis. Thank you to Andy and team from Superior Powder Coating for such great work (Yes, I had to put that in there this week for sure).
Listen, no jokes aside I’d like to start the report by confessing something, I cussed on the radio. Here’s the backstory. I had bet on Andy getting an earful from his spotter, and I drove into turn 3 way too hot. I was hoping to get a “lookin,” and at least a half of groove. Andy had been pushing up, so I thought I could pull it off. HOWEVER, that’s not what happened at all; instead, I wrecked my friend. Andy was clear and I wasn’t there at all. He came down, as he should have. I got into him, and turned him. Then I hit him again. His night ended, my night continued, but I was bummed under caution, and told the team, “Sorry guys, I tried too hard….” I ended with a profanity sigh. It is now the running joke at the shop of my “sh..” word that came out. I may be a pastor, but I am human, and that’s how I felt. I was bummed to wreck someone who’s helped me so much this year already. Sorry Andy.
Ok, enough of the stuff that caused me to swear, there was way more stuff that caused me to CHEER! First off, an exceptional group of men and women came out to help me this year. I couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds. Secondly, I’ve got, in my opinion, the best setup man in the business helping me make the #70 fast. Thank You John for your unending passion to not only build a beautiful racecar, but to see to it that it’s fast. Finally, I couldn’t have done it this weekend without all my sponsors. You know who you are: National Guard, Sound Realty, Genesis Auto, SIR Construction, Bethneibert.com, Potentialcoach.info, Finnish Auto, Deyoung INC, JZ Motorsports, Monroe Autowerks. It’s silly how much fun I get to have and how much support I’ve got to do it. Super grateful for a great year lined up.
Soldiers: Taking photos with the soldiers present at Military Appreciation Night. That was the most honoring thing I’ve ever done with a racing suit on. Winning is good, honoring soldiers is better.
Photos: I am building a new website for Knightrous Racing, LLC. It will feature really cool stuff. My designer Michelle was at the races, and she took photos for the site. Very Awesome.
Knightrous Apparel: No kidding, in the first weekend I nearly sold out. Ordered some more this week, should be here later in May. Get some, because it’s cool. And I am a tither, so your money goes to helping great causes!
Lead some laps: Got to lead in the first race, and that’s always cool. Had the weirdest thing happen. My car shut off on the backstretch early in the race. We think it was because of the switch extension, that was my diagnosis anyway. I pulled it off and threw it out the window, then no problems the rest of the night.
Charged: After getting the front end of a north bound…, aka. Lacrash, I started well back. The race car was really charging. I struggled a bit with the big motor cars and had some apologizing to do after the race, but for the most part the race car is really good in traffic and alone. Can’t wait to get it dialed in even more.
THE WEEKS FAVORITE MOMENT:
Actually it was the Friday before. I can’t describe to you all how cool it was to drive my race car. The White Knightrous was not, “Jeff’s previously own by (Fred, Roger, or John).” Nope, this car was built for Jeff. It was just a great feeling knowing that a handful of men and ladies sacrificed so much time and energy to build something like this. I am utterly convinced that if racing was easier we’d not have room enough in the pits for everybody that would do it. Frankly, it’s probably the toughest “hobby/sport” you could ever set out to do because it’s impossible to do alone, and it’s impossible to do without the help and giving of a bunch of people. So to all of you who neglected other things to give me that feeling, I am indebted to you. You are incredible human beings, and I only hope to repay you in some small way, if by saying something of value to you in the future. Thank YOU!
We finished 5th. Now I know for the most competitive out there that might not seem like a very good result. However, if you look at my last two years racing, 5th is like winning! The last two years I’ve been all but eliminated from the Championship on opening night, due to engine failures DNS, and crashing hard. I’m not saying I wasn’t without incident last weekend, because there’s a lot of improving I need to do. We’ve got work to do on the setup for the car. We’ve also gotta tune the nut behind the wheel, but since my achilles heel is often opening night I was pretty tickled to be out of there with a 5th. Now we can put our head down and get after the rest of the season. Beginning this weekend with 75 laps on the 3/8′s. Hope to see you all there.
NASCAR Racing Pastor Kicks Off Season at Evergreen Speedway
No stranger to the NASCAR track, Jeff Knight, began first as an owner in 2001 and moved in behind the wheel of his own NASCAR in 2007. Knight, nicknamed “Knightrous,” is a unique man who not only loves the thrill of going really fast, but has been the Lead Pastor of The Rock Church (a 1,400 active member church in Monroe, Washington) for over 13 years.
One of only a handful of men in the nation who reach people in order to save souls from behind the pulpit and a driver’s wheel, Knight is excited to start this year’s season at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington on May 4th.
“We have a brand new car this year, built by JZ Motorsports. I am super excited to drive it this weekend,” said Knight as he makes final preparation for the first of nine races over the next six months.
“This time of year, the beginning of race season, brings back childhood memories of hanging with my family at a race track. When I was a kid, it was motorcycles, and today its auto racing. I’m very excited to see all our racing fans. Evergreen Speedway is a community within our community; wonderful people.”
Sponsors for Jeff Knight all agree, “It’s one thing to sponsor a race car driver, it’s another thing to sponsor a Pastor whose mission it is to reach the masses and save souls.” Because of their sponsorship and his determination, Knight is able to reach a community of people who wouldn’t normally make time to step into a church. Many stories of life change and salvation have emerged from the dirt of the pits and track. Proud Sponsors include: National Guard, Sound Realty Group, SIR Construction, Superior Powdercoating, Beth Neibert & Associates, Genesis Auto Sales, Finnish Touch Detailing, Callahan Auto Rebuild, DeYoung Inc., JZ Motorsports, Monroe Autowerks.
Follow Knight’s racing action or send him some “shouts” via Twitter @knightrous (AKA @knight70). To find him on the Evergreen Speedway in his Super Late Model NASCAR #70, come out to the races on May 4th for Military Appreciation Night (gates open at 4:00pm) or check out the race schedule at EvergreenSpeedway.com for future events.
Jeff Knight (Jesus follower, husband, father, friend, race car driver and pastor) can be heard every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:30am at The Rock Church located at 16891 – 146th St. SE, Monroe, WA http://www.therockchurch.info/ . He also ministers through his personal blog, http://jeffknight.com/ , where he provides “necessary fuel for life” on a wide range of topics. Donations and sponsorships are always welcome and may be made through Total Velocity Motorsports, LLC by clicking here: http://ow.ly/kDHKN