Steve L. CannonGeneral Children's Ministries Director
Steve L. Cannon is general director of Children's Ministries. Before coming to UPCI World Headquarters, he pastored First United Pentecostal Church in Batesville, Mississippi, for twenty-one years. Previous to pastoring, he evangelized for four years and was an assistant pastor for eight years. He was also a weekly radio speaker on The Pentecostal Hour for twenty-three years. He and his wife, Rita, were married in 1978 and have three daughters, Vangi, Kandi, and Mauri, and eight grandchildren: McKaLyne, Kanon, Jenna, Kade, Danika, Halli Rae, Annaleigh, and Darlynn Grace. During his ministry in the UPCI Mississippi District, Brother Cannon served as youth sectional director, district youth secretary, Children's Ministries sectional director, district Children's Ministries secretary, and district Children's Ministries director. He was also on the Finance Committee for fifteen years and was the editor of the Mississippi TORCH for ten years. He was elected general Children's Ministries director of the year three times and runner-up seven times. In addition to his ministry, he has been employed with the United Postal Service for thirty-five years. He worked as a clerk/carrier in Lula, Clarksdale, and Oxford, Mississippi, and as postmaster of Como, Mississippi. He has served as chaplain, vice-president, and president of the Mississippi National Association of Postmasters. He attended Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and has completed fifty courses from the Harvard Business School.
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