About us

Canaan Baptist Church of Christ

Find Your Inner Peace Through Spiritual Service

We believe that our world has never been so connected and the Gospel will be readily accessible for everyone as we appear online. We invite people to come under the umbrella of one God, Jesus Christ; and connect with Him through their souls. Be the disciple of Jesus Christ and join us any time you want.

Our Vision & Belief


We believe in discovering new life following God’s path. Our goal is to help people discover themselves in God’s way.


We also believe in helping people to develop as who God made them to be and find the true essence of life.  


We assist people in developing and deploying an impact on the world in God's way. To better their lives.


Church Pastors

Thomas D. Johnson, Sr., D.Min.

Senior Pastor

Dr. Johnson became the heir of spiritual, moral and financial progress made by Canaan for seven decades under the leadership of three noble ministers of God.

Rev. David Francis

Assistant Pastor

Rev. Francis serves as Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor. He presides over our Sunday and Wednesday evening worship services.

Rev. M Travis Boyd


Rev. Boyd is currently in the Doctor of Ministry program at Drew University. He is the founder of Harlem's Ministers and Leadership Conference, M. Travis Boyd Ministries, the Elizabeth Holmes Scholarship Foundation, and Project Take Shelter. 

Tobia Lionelli


Dr. Payne is the Minister of Faith-based Therapeutic Care. She has been a member of Canaan since 1992 when she was baptized by the late Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Wyatt T. Walker. Dr. Payne ministers with the Young Adult Ministry of Song, Dance the Word, and the Mikki Grant Performance Arts Ministry.

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