Rev. Chris Cannon

Student and Discipleship Pastor

I grew up in a military home and moved to new locations every two years or so, however, I’ve always called North Carolina home since that is where all of my extended family has always lived. I was raised in a Christian home and received Christ at the age of 8. Like many youth, my faith was somewhat shallow during my formative years and was never truly discipled in the faith. As a result, there were many years where I had turned from the Lord. Through a series of humbling events, God called me back from my wayward paths and back into the church. I got plugged in to a college ministry where I was finally able to grow in the faith, experience true Christian fellowship, and be entrusted with leading a ministry devoted to College-Aged Men. It was during this time that my passion for discipleship and missions grew. I received my call into full-time ministry at a Passion Conference and set my course to being equipped to fulfill my call.

I attended Trinity College of Florida and earned my Bachelor of Science in Church Ministry in 2013. Once graduated, I applied to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC to begin my M.Div in Missiology. Now three years later, I will graduate in December!

Throughout my time at Southeastern, my passions for discipleship and missions continued to grow and become focused on equipping God’s people, the Church, to understand they have an amazing privilege to partner with God in fulfilling His mission to redeem for Himself a people from every tongue, tribe, people and nation. My prayer in coming to FBC Swannanoa is that I will help a future generation become equipped to engage their lost neighbors, while growing in the faith and falling more in love with Lord Jesus.

I’m married to my beautiful wife, Lindsey, and we have one daughter, Evelyn Grace. They make my life immensely more joyful and I love getting to explore new places with them. I also love reliving my glory days and pretending I’m still good at sports, hiking, and rooting on my UNC Tarheels!