Cory was born in a Christian home in a little country town in Ohio. Under the preaching and influence of his grandfather, he was saved at the age of five. As a teenager, God began to burden his heart about serving the Lord, and as a junior in public high school, he surrendered to the call to preach. After receiving a B.A. from Pensacola Christian College, he spent ten years as a youth/assistant pastor. He has served as the Pastor of Clearview Baptist Church in Southaven, MS since 2007. In 2016, Pastor Knepshield was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist College and Seminary. Dr. Knepshield is the author of several books, including an adult Sunday School series. He is a solid Fundamentalist, a passionate soul-winner and an avid hunter. Dr. Knepshield married his sweetheart, Kelli (Barton), in the summer of 1998. He and Kelli have 4 sons, which are active in serving in their home church.