Full Time Staff

Mike Gladson

Mike Gladson

Senior Pastor

Mike was ordained to preach the gospel in October of 1981. He is a 1981 graduate of Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral ministry. In 2003, he received a Masters of Arts in Pastoral ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in North Carolina, Tennessee and Ohio for the past thirty-one years. He assumed the pastorate of the Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston, Ohio on August 1, 2014. He has served in various capacities on the denominational level and currently serves on the National Board of Retirement is the chairman of the Ohio State Mission Board. Mike and his wife, Linda, have three children: Nathan and his wife Stacey, Amy, and Ashley and one granddaughter, Eddy (whom he adores).

Aaron Justice

Aaron Justice

Student Ministries Pastor

Aaron was ordained to preach the Gospel in 2009. He is a 2006 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a B.S in Religion: Youth Ministries. In 2008, he received a Masters of Arts in Religion, and in 2012 he received a Masters of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored in Ohio and North Carolina. He came to Canaan in January 2017. He and his wife, Julie, have two young children: Virginia and Graham.

Part Time Staff

Linda Gladson

Admin Asst.

Leadership

Jeff Hackworth

Deacon

Bryon Justice

Deacon

Joe Meadows

Deacon

Brien Workman

Deacon