The Son of the late Mr. Esau Cannon and Mrs. Corrine Cannon was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina where he attended public school. In 1984, Dr. Cannon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA. In 1988, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree, specializing in the Bible from the Interdenominational Theological Center -- Johnson C. Smith University Seminary, Atlanta Georgia. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1988.
Dr. Cannon's involvement with the Church is long-standing, he is committed to evangelism and community service.
+ A student member of Salem Presbyterian Church in Anderson, North Carolina.
+ Interned at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Georgia & the outreach program at the West Hills Presbyterian Church
+ Was installed as Pastor/ Head of staff in 1992 at C.N. Jenkins Presbyterian Church
+ A member of The Board of Trustees at Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
+ A member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Carolina
+ Faculty Member of the Love of Learning Program at Davidson College
+ Former president for the National Black Presbyterian Caucus
+ A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Reverend Cannon is married to Mrs. Veronica Obey Cannon and they have four children: Rudolph, Raymond. Rosalyn, and Richard.