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This is your chance to join forces with Gary Knighton in leaving a legacy of faith at the University of Hartford for decades! Why wait another second?
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God wants to do something MASSIVE at UHart! Scroll down and see what's making me pray ten times harder!
Gary Knighton
College Missionary at the University of Hartford
I help students at the University of Hartford find meaningful community, live on mission, and prepare for a lifetime of disciple-making in the real world. I've been serving and mentoring students for nearly a decade and I would love if you would join me!
Gary Knighton
College Missionary at the University of Hartford
I help students at the University of Hartford find meaningful community, live on mission, and prepare for a lifetime of disciple-making in the real world. I've been serving and mentoring students for nearly a decade and I would love if you would join me!
Gary Believes God wants to transform the UNiversity of Hartford into a disciple-making outpost!
You and Gary will lead 12 students from UHart's class of 2026 in leaving a legacy of 768 disciple-making students on campus by 11:59 pm on May 15th, 2026!
It's only crazy until it happens! This is the "something amazing" thing that you have been waiting to be a part of!
Join Gary's Support Team!
Why The University of Hartford?
The University of Hartford is like no other place on the planet. Students from 46 states and 40 countries come here to prepare themselves to compete in global economy.

To say that UHart is influential is an understatement. Even so, the need for the gospel here is great!

By God's grace, Gary serves the University in two unique ways.

First, Gary is the Protestant Chaplain and spear-heads protestant campus ministries at the University.

Secondly, He is the lead Pastor of a collegiate church plant started 6 years to serve students at the University of Hartford.

Through these roles Gary is able to shepherd and equip these students for the work of ministry on campus and beyond.

Without Gary Knighton at the University of Hartford, hundreds of Christians students would be left alone to shepherd themselves in an environment that is becoming increasingly more intolerant.

As a result, students would not be trained and equipped to share the gospel with their peers.

Moreover, thousands of students would not have the opportunity to hear the gospel and feel the love of Christ.
The University campus is the most strategic mission field on the planet!
The world sends its leaders to college to prepare to shape and influence to the future.

The university campus is the epicenter of emerging culture
and 77% of college campus do not have Christian witness on campus.

The body of Christ must place reaching the University campus at the top of its to-do-list.

If we don't, we will continue to lose some of our brightest individuals to secular culture,
see media content that confuses our children, and laws passed that endanger the most vulnerable.

The University campus is the most strategic mission field on the planet, and God is calling
us to reach it for His glory and the good of others!
How To Get On-board
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Schedule A Meeting
Gary would love to schedule a time to share the vision and mission of the Hope 4 UHart campaign. I know time is scarce, so support meetings are only 30 minutes.Schedule yours today!
2
Meet Over Coffee
Gary would love to meet at a local coffee shop but for right now we will have to settle for coffee over zoom.
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Start Your Support
Once you complete your pledge card, setting up your monthly gift or making your annual donation is simple, easy, and secure. You can give online or mail in your gift through the postal system.
Brittany and Gary Knighton lead in giving to this ministry, they only ask that you would join them in leaving a legacy of faith at UHart!
Discover the many ways you can partner to transform lives of students from all over the world!
Annual Support
Give a gift once per year
$500
  • Other suggested gift amounts:
  • $1,000
  • $250
  • If God is leading you to gift more, we would be honored to receive it for His glory.
Go Yearly!
Monthly Support
Set a recurring gift to be given each at your discretion. Ex. $25 each week or $50 bi-weekly.
$100
  • about $3 per day, less than a morning coffee at Starbucks.
  • Other monthly gifts includes:
  • $125 monthly
  • $60 monthly ($2 per day)
Go Monthly!
One-Time Donation
Not sure about monthly yet, but you still want to be a part? Awesome! Consider making a gift of
ex. $250
If God is leading you to gift more than the suggested amounts, go with what God is saying, that's always the best choice.
Go Now!
Sponsor or give toward an event
Here is an example. Our welcome ice cream social typically costs about
$200
When you support events you are literally supporting the greater works that our students will do in Jesus name. Now that's something I know I can get behind any day of the week.
Find an Event
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Together, we will lead 12 students from UHart's class of 2024 in leaving a legacy of 768 disciple-making students on campus by 11:59 pm on May 15th, 2024!
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"The harvest is abundant,
but the workers are few." - Jesus
This is GOOD ground! Countless ministries have invited Gary to speak, share, and have sown generously into the ministry for the past ten years! Below are a few of the ministries that give monthly and annually!
Ministering to and mobilizing students would be impossible if it were not for our amazing partner churches and ministries. Your church, ministry, or organization is invited to join in on this joy!
God has allowed Gary to meet some of the greatest people in the world! He still think they have impacted him more, but these are their kind words about the ministry.
Beata Abramek
Class of 2020
Pastor Gary and Faith Fellowship Church have turned my whole life around. I did not expect to go to college to find Jesus, but that is exactly what happened. Pastor Gary pointed me to Jesus through his guidance, support, and preaching of the truth, and I am beyond grateful to now be saved and born again.
Jeremy Amrithraj
Class of 2020
Being an exchange student from India, staying away from my home and family was not easy for me but I found a new family at Faith Fellowship where I was welcomed and grew a lot spiritually. I will always be grateful to Pastor Gary and Faith Fellowship for everything.
Shelcie Charlot
Current Student '21
He's (Gary) so down to earth! A TRUE man of God who is very open to pray with you and talk to you about anything! I met him through Faith Fellowship at my school & it was the best thing that has happened to me at school thus far! Through that I have encountered some of the people I'm friends with today. You're awesome, Pastor!
Johnathan Williams
Alumnus '18
P. Gary searches continually to find better tactics to share the Love of God with the students on the UHart campus. Not only does he accomplish this through his preaching and teaching, but also through his interactions with people on and off campus. P. Gary, along with his team, have worked hard to create an atmosphere of true worship and have provided a place of comfort, in Christ, on campus.
Dr. Williams Clark
Pastor of Living Faith Church, Current Supporter
I believe in his (Gary's) vision. I believe the foundation he is laying is preparing young adults to make a kingdom impact in the marketplace.
Eriq Johnson
Class of 2020
In the four years of attending the University of Hartford, Pastor Gary has been a prominent leader, advisor and friend between the university's gospel choir and Protestant Campus Ministry. His dedication to teach the word of God within the ministry has touched the lives of various students on our campus and has created long lasting friendships that continue through graduation. I pray that the ministry continues to grow not only in numbers but also spiritually, connecting young people on campus to a safe place where they will be grounded in the word of God!
Don't miss a moment of the excitement!
Gary Knighton does his very best to share as often as he can through blogging, free resources, Hope for UHart Facebook Group, and episodes on his podcast "Campus Life."
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