​The Foundry @

First Baptist Swannanoa

           Pastor Chris Cannon serves at FBC Swannanoa as the Student and Discipleship Pastor. He is passionate about discipleship and missions. He desires to use these passions to equip the students to grow deeper in their love for Jesus Christ, engage their lost neighbors with the Gospel message, and make disciples who make disciples. 
            Following a Bachelor's degree in Church Ministry from Trinity College of Florida, Chris felt called to continue his Biblical education and began pursuing his M. Div in Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.  He is due to graduate this coming December after three great years and he's excited to pass on what he has learned and is continuing to learn to the students and their families.
            Chris married his beautiful wife, Lindsey, on May 21, 2011. Together, they have one daughter, Evelyn Grace, who is full of personality. In his free time, Chris enjoys being outdoors, hiking and exploring the new area together with his family, playing sports and cheering on his UNC Tarheels.  Lastly, Chris loves to sit and hear people's stories--where they're from, what they're passionate about, and where they want to go in life. He believes everyone has a story to tell so if you see him, don't be shy!
"Expect great things from God; Attempt great things for God"
                                                                               -William Carey