Pastor Willie K. Cannady was born in Washington, DC and is the son of Ellen C. Hill and the late George Hill Jr. and the late John Cannady of Detroit, Michigan. He is the eldest of three children, one sister Shenequa Cannady of Missouri and Tony (Veronica) Cannady of Atlanta, Georgia. He is married to the former Debbie Carter of Greenwood, South Carolina. They have four children born to this union Eboni, Ebriana, Elias and the late Evander Cannady. They have one Grandson Kendrick KJ Williams.
Reverend Cannady received his elementary and secondary education from the public schools of Greenwood, South Carolina and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1978. After high school, Reverend Cannady attended Piedmont Technical College majoring in Sociology. He is a graduate of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received a Certificate of Theology. In addition, he has done further studying at Calvary Bible Institute in Greenwood, South Carolina. Currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ministry at Newburg Seminary.
Reverend Cannady entered into the ministry on June 22, 2003 by preaching an introductory sermon at Mt Zion Baptist Church, Coronaca, South Carolina, under the pastoral leadership of Bernard White. This event was an ordained answering to a call from God that had originated several years prior to this date. He was subsequently ordained by the Little River Baptist Association. Reverend Cannady served as Associate Minister at Mt Zion Baptist Church. He has responded to the Great commission by preaching the gospel through out the local area and several surrounding counties.
In July 2007, Reverend Cannady received an invitation to preach at Pine Pleasant Baptist Church in Ninety Six, South Carolina, where the late Ernest Cannon served as Pastor. Pastor Cannon along with the Deacon Ministry asked Reverend Cannady to serve as Interim Pastor. On January, 2008, Reverend Cannady was elected and given full rights as Pastor of Pine Pleasant Baptist Church in Ninety Six, South Carolina.
Reverend Cannady's desire is to teach and preach the Gospel that Jesus Christ still lives both at home and abroad while proclaiming the message of God's saving grace to all mankind. His goal is to live a Christian life of humility in the presence of God and the people of God thus telling the world that we are co-laborers in the vineyard for God.
Some plant, some water, some till, some prune but we are all equal members in the body of Christ trusting and believing that God will provide the increase. Pastor Cannadys mantra is: To run the race that has been set before me so that I may hear the "words well done my good and faithful servant" at the end of my journey.
Brother Reginald King
Sister Donita Clinkscales