Paul Cannings

Dr. Paul Cannings is a well-known pastor, teacher, and author. Widely regarded as the “Pastor’s Pastor,” he has devoted the last thirty plus years to training pastors domestically and internationally, teaching them how to effectively administer, manage, and grow their churches. Dr. Cannings is the founder and Senior Pastor of Living Word Fellowship Church in Houston, and is the founder and president of Power Walk Ministries, a national and global training resource for clergy and lay leaders. He also serves as president of Living Word Christian Academy, is an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, and National Director of The Urban Alternative.

Dr. Cannings studied at Oxford University, England, and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy/Theological Studies in Religion and Society from Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, TN. He earned a Master’s Degree in Theology, Bible, and Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College, Sherman, Texas.

He is the author of many books, most notably, Why Can’t Mondays Be More Like Sundays?, Biblical Answers for the 21st Century Church, Making Your Vision a Reality, Jesus and Money, and Give Fear a Knock Out Punch.

Dr. Cannings and his wife Everette are the parents of two adult sons, Paul Jr. and Pierre, who are married to Tanisha and Monica, respectively. They have seven grandchildren.