Dr. Monty Knight

Robert Marsden (Monty) Knight retired as pastor (1994-2010) of Charleston’s historic First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to establish Monty Knight Counseling. A mental health professional for over 30 years, he was previously the founding director of the Dorchester County Mental Health Clinic (1975-1990) and maintained a private pastoral counseling practice with the physicians’ group, Summerville Family Practice Associates (1976-1994).

He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dr. Knight is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He is also a Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in South Carolina.

An adjunct graduate professor of marriage and family therapy at Webster University’s Charleston Campus, he previously taught in the graduate program in clinical counseling at The Citadel.

For many years, Dr. Knight’s weekly newspaper column, “Healthy Living,” was published in the Summerville Journal-Scene, and he is author of the book, Balanced Living:Don’t Let Your Strength Become Your Weakness (Wipf and Stock, 2009). He also previously wrote frequent guest columns for the “Faith and Values” section of Charleston’s Post and Courier, and has published numerous articles in professional journals concerning religion, counseling, marriage and family life, professional ethics, and mental health.