Dr. Bill Cannon, Pastor
Dr. Bill Cannon has served as pastor of First Baptist since 2012 and has served churches as pastor for over twenty years. In addition, he has taught in secondary education and adjunct professor post-secondary education. He grew up in Ozark, Alabama where he attended the public schools, worshipped at Ozark Baptist Church and met his wife of over twenty-five years, Anitra. Together Bill and Anitra have homeschooled all four of their children for various grades. Their oldest, Maddee, is married and is a sleep tech, Daniel earned an athletic training degree and works with University of Louisville. Hannah Beth is pursuing a degree concentrating in family and consumer sciences at the College of Southwestern, and Ian is homeschooled in seventh grade. Dr. Cannon earned the Bachelor of Arts from Auburn University, the Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and the Doctor of Philosophy from Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky. For his research dissertation he studied the relationship between experience for pastors and effectiveness after seminary graduation.