Pastor Josh Cook

We are glad to have Dr. Josh Cook here at Canaan serving as our Interim Pastor as we search for our next Lead Pastor.  Dr. Cook works at the Birmingham Metro Baptist Association as a Church Revitalization Expert and we are thankful for his vision and passion for helping local churches in times of transition!

Pastor Chuck Dunning

Chuck, or as we all know him "Brother Chuck", is our  Membership Care pastor and oversees our facilities and loves serving with our amazing Senior Adult ministry.  Chuck and his wife Jame' have been serving Canaan for 10 amazing years which is almost their daughter Raely's entire life!  Chuck grew up in Jacksonville Florida and then graduated from Baptist College of Florida where he met Jame' and then served in Dothan before moving here to Canaan!  We are very lucky to have Chuck as he is extremely talented in administration and one of the kindest and most caring human beings on the planet. 

Pastor Bryan Geer

Bryan is our Student Pastor and also helps lead our Music Ministry here at Canaan.  Bryan and his amazing wife Katie along with their three kids Henderson, Izzie, and Brewer moved to Birmingham to serve here after 14 years in ministry in Tuscaloosa.  Bryan originally grew up in DC but moved to Florida where he spent his teens and graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with degrees in Psychology and Christian Leadership.  If you're looking for Bryan, don't worry, at 6'8 he's hard to miss!  Our students will tell you he is a gentle giant and his passion for helping families connect with God and with each other stands out more than he does.

Shannon Shuford

We are so excited to have Shannon serving as our Children's Minister! Shannon and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 20 years and have two children, Lee and Anna. She serves in our Children’s Ministry part-time and is also a Special Education Teacher at Helena Elementary School. Shannon received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Samford University, a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from UAB, and an Educational Specialist Degree in Collaborative Special Education from The University of Alabama. Recently, she obtained an additional Master’s level certificate in Instructional Leadership from the University of Montevallo. Shannon’s vast knowledge of child development and her passion for building relationships with children and families while helping them grow in their faith makes her an excellent addition to our team!