Knocker grew up in Lenoir, NC and went to school at N. C. State University (B. S., Computer Science), where he met his lovely wife, Laura.
He has worked as a software engineer since 1993.
He earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry at Shepherds Theological Seminary
in Cary, NC.
Knocker has trained himself to respond when someone calls him "Gary," the name on his birth certificate.
Knocker and Laura are the parents of Adam, Luke, Sophie, Callie, Jesse, and Levi.