Knute Larson coaches pastors and churches, majoring on pulpit, leadership, and daily grace and drawing on 41 years as senior pastor at two churches, the last 26 being at The Chapel, in Akron, Ohio.
He works closely with three churches as adjunct staff, coaches five others every month, and meets regularly in groups with pastors of the Great Lakes Evangelical Free Churches. Other teaching is for D.Min courses at Trinity and Grace seminaries, and pastoral courses at Moody.
Knute and Jeanine now live in Sawyer, Michigan. They are parents of two married daughters in the Chicago area, and three grandchildren.
He is the author of three books and two commentaries, and a graduate of both Grace and Trinity seminaries.
In the quarter century at The Chapel, the church guided over 40% of its offerings “outside the walls” of the building, grew to over 8,000 in attendance each Sunday, started three new Chapels in nearby towns, and built a second campus to become “one church in two locations.”
Mission became the church’s middle name with local and global involvement. The Chapel’s Adult Bible Fellowship approach is now used in over 4,000 churches.
Akron’s mayor called Knute “minister for the city” because of leadership in city needs and with racial reconciliation, and because of the influence with TV and radio spots.
His fifth and newest book is titled You Decide: Five Beliefs That Change My Life. He has also written The Great Human Race, The ABF Book, and two commentaries for Holman.