Bishop Carlton L. Cannon & First Lady Lettie Cannon
Married to Lettie Marie (Banks) Cannon since 1971, they have three adult children: Carlton Jr., Timothy and Carletta; daughter-in-law, Nancey, son-in-law, Dwayne, Dwayne and three grandchildren: Carlton III, Shekinah and Caleb. Bishop Cannon accepted Christ as his personal savior at age 9 and preached his first message age 15 at the Clarence Street Church of God, Seaford, Delaware while Bishop H. G. Poitier Sr. was pastor. He is an Ordained Bishop and third generation Church of God member. Pastor Cannon has served the church and his community in the USA and abroad in various capacities while laboring as an evangelist, Pastor, Missionary and Chaplain.
November (1991), Captain Cannon, distinguished combat-wounded veteran, retired from the United States Marine Corps. While active duty, the Cannon family was selected as the United States Marine Corps “Family of the Year” (1986) and the Church of God “Family of the Year” (1987). June (1998), Captain Cannon was inducted into the Delaware Hall of Heroes. February (2006), he was presented the “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Recognition Award” and July (2006), elected to the Seaford School District Board of Education. Bishop Cannon served on the Church of God International Evangelism and Home Missions Board (2006-2010) and the Black Ministries USA and Canada Board (2010-2012). He was appointed to the Church of God USA Missions Board (2012-2016). Bishop Cannon served on the Delmarva-DC Regional Council (2010-2014) and as the District Overseer Southern Delaware (2010-2016). He was chairman of the Regional Ministerial Examining Board, member of the Ministerial Development Board and a member of the Regional Historical Commission (2008-2016). Bishop Cannon continues to serve as an Institutional/Specialized Ministry Chaplin with the Military Order Purple Heart. He is listed in the “2006-07” Edition “WHO’s WHO in the field of Religion”.
University of Maryland Far East
Specialization: Management Associate Arts
Major: Human Resources Management Bachelor Science
Major: Transportation Business Logistics Master Science
Christopher and Jessica have recently moved back to New Jersey after spending the last four years in Cleveland, TN. While attending Lee University, Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministry, and his wife Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. During their time in Tennessee they served in ministry together at two different churches. For about one year, Christopher and Jessica served in the middle school ministry at Crosspointe Church of God, formerly known as Mt. Olive East Church of God, in Cleveland, TN, overseeing the Sunday School ministry for the Middle school age children. After serving at Crosspointe Church of God, Christopher became the Children’s Pastor at The Family Church (Dayton Church of God) in Dayton, TN and served their with Jessica for two years under Pastor Darryl Smith. In June of this year, Christopher accepted a full-time staff position at Abundant Life Church of God in Freehold, NJ and is currently serving as Youth Pastor of that congregation.