Born in Great Lakes, Illinois, October 2, 1955. Spent first 15 years in Michigan. Attended High school in the Tidewater, Va. area. Mr. Cannon was a staff member of Youth for Christ for 18 years, serving in virtually every area of ministry including state director for Virginia in 1985 and the National Board in 1990. Jeff is currently the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Smithfield, Va. Mr. Cannon lives at 326 S. Church St. Smithfield, Va with his wife Karen. (together they are the parents of 5 boys, all of whom are adults and making lives for themselves!).
Jeff feels that his major achievement in life so far was being Captain of the Safety Patrol in sixth grade.
Jeff was an avid runner, competing in biathlons f and marathons until a mountain climbing accident in 1990 where he fell nearly 120 feet ended his running career and nearly his life. Jeff still actively bikes, plays guitar, and walks for recreation. Jeff recently led a eleven member team from Smithfield Virginia to Haiti. There they worked with children and helped with the construction of an eye clinic in a remote Haitian town.