About Us

Established in 1818, one year before Alabama became a state.

We are a group of believers who worship in the Greenwood/Bessemer community. Our congregation comes from many different directions, each Sunday and Wednesday, for a time of family building. We want to celebrate and expresses our thanks for who God is and what He is doing in our lives. We recognize our imperfections, but we strive to be more like the one who created us and gave His life for us.


Canaan Baptist Church has been serving the area since 1818. It is recognized for its God-focused mission to be a lighthouse of hope into a community that God has placed us in to serve. The church sees that we are all on a spiritual journey. Canaan Baptist Church would like to assist everyone on this journey. For the church family, we see that our journey is to love God, share life, serve others and show Jesus to our world.

As the generations have come and gone, we strive to hold to those principles of being focused on the truth of God's word in our teaching, preaching, and sharing with others. It is now up to us to be our best for the generations that come behind us. May they truly find the truth of God's love and desire to make Him a part of their lives.


We affiliate ourselves with several ministries that have a strong presence in sharing that truth in our world.  Through these various co-operations, we are able to fully support over 11,000 missionaries through our North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board.

We would love to share more with you about our church by contacting us.



Bessemer Baptist Association       www.bessemerbaptist.org
Alabama State Board of Missions  www.alsbom.org
Southern Baptist Convention        www.sbc.net
North American Mission Board      www.namb.net
International Mission Board          www.imb.net

Our Staff

Our Ministerial Staff