Revitalization Retreat 2016

The CCRT’s Annual

Revitalization Retreat

Retreat Leader:
Dr. Jerry Cannon
Dr. Jerry Cannon
  • Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon from C.N. Jenkins Memorial Church in Charlotte
  • He will be leading us in conversation on “Krispy Kreme/Barbeque/NASCAR/Bud Light- Doing Evangelism in a Cultural Diverse Context.”
  • He is not only a  pastor in Charlotte but also serves as the Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism and Church Growth Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency.
  • WATCH a sample sermon of his! (click here)
Why Come?

Participants in this workshop will explore the principles and perceptions of congregational transformation by looking through the lens of geographical, cultural and generational norms. Participants will work through concepts identified in the Presbyterian Engage Curriculum, beginning with reclaiming their own stories of transformation and the story of God’s redemptive mission found in scripture.

In addition, participants will be introduced to evangelism concepts taught by

  • Bill Easum – Sacred Cows Make Gourmet Burgers;
  • Thom Rainer – Autopsy of a Deceased Church;
  • Craig Groeschel – IT/How Churches and Leaders can get IT and keep IT.
Practical applications:

Participants will be asked to honestly describe expectations of church and ministry needs as defined in their local context and to gather some ideas and innovations from other workshop participants who just might have a good idea that will work “back home.”

The workshop will produce a “to do list” that will work somewhere and at some time before the Second Coming. This workshop will be interactive with worksheets, PowerPoints, and skits.

  • Monroe Camp & Retreat Center
  • 24501 Camp Rd; Laurel Hill, NC 28351
  • Beginning Thursday, January 28th with registration 11:30, lunch noon. Sessions 1-8:30pm.
  • Continuing Friday, Jan 29th breakfast at 8am with sessions from 9am to lunch at noon.
  • Registration is $50 for the first person from each congregation;
  • $25 for subsequent registrants from the same congregation—not bad for four meals and lodging!
  • Registration covers Thursday’s Lunch, Dinner, Lodging, as well as breakfast and lunch Friday.
  • Registration fees help us defray the costs of meals, lodging, usage of retreat center, getting a high quality speaker and purchasing materials for retreat.
  • Assistance may be available from pastor professional expense funds or your church’s session.
  • Register by Jan. 6th by simply email or call De Scott at or  (910) 862-8300 extension “0”.
  • [If you’re late registering, please call and sign up anyway, we just wanted an accurate meal count.]

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About Dr. Cannon:

Reverend Dr. Jerry L. Cannon was born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina.  In 1984, Dr. Cannon received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia. In 1988, he earned a Master of Divinity Degree, specializing in the Bible from the Interdenominational Theological Center—Johnson C. Smith University Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1998.

Dr. Cannon continues to envision programs to include members of the community. At the present, CN Jenkins Presbyterian Church has a partnership ministry with Rebound Rescue Mission which includes transportation to Sunday School and worship every Sunday morning; service at Rebound Rescue Mission once a month; partnership with Salvation Army through the Presbyterian Women’s Organization; Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Ministry which meet weekly at the Church; Freedom School Partners; RAIN (HIV) Ministry; AARP Norwes Chapter; four weekly Bible Ministries; FINE ARTS Ministry which includes classes in Liturgical Dance, Visual Art, Public Speaking, Steel Drums, and Drama.  Annual Appreciation Sunday for 911 Law Enforcers; Bikers Sunday; Political Candidates Sunday; formal graduation ceremony for high school graduates, college and post-graduate students; annual appreciation Sunday for college students in the local area; and Girl Scout Ministries. The Church has formed a partnership with Walter G. Byers Elementary School in the area of tutoring. Dr. Cannon has been a voluntary tutor at Tryon Hills Elementary School.

In addition to his outreach ministries, Dr. Cannon is presently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Interdenominational Theological Center. He has completed service as a member of the Board of Trustees, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary; a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Central Carolina; Faculty member of Project Burning Bush – Union Theological Seminary; Faculty member of Love of Learning Program of Davidson College; former President of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus; past Chair of the Presbyterian Cross Caucus Committee; former Board member, Barium Springs Home for Children. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Cannon’s involvement with the church is long-standing, and he is especially committed to evangelism and community service. During his years as a student, he experienced a variety of job opportunities, which greatly enriched his growth. He was a student minister at Salem Presbyterian Church in Anderson, South Carolina and did internships at the Radcliffe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia; West Hills Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia; Peoples Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado; Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, New York; Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abique, New Mexico; and the Cameron House/Chinatown Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California.

It was on December 28th 1988 that Dr. Cannon was ordained to ministry into the United Presbyterian Church by Catawba Presbytery. He was the last candidate ordained by Catawba Presbytery before it merged to become the Presbytery of Charlotte and Coastal Carolina. In March of 1989, Dr. Cannon was installed as the Associate Pastor at Northeastern Presbyterian Church, Washington D.C. He later served as the Interim Head of Staff at Northeastern from December 1989 thru May 1992. While in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cannon served on the New Church Development Committee and as a Youth Council Advisor for National Capital Presbytery.

In September 1992, Dr. Cannon was installed as Pastor/Head of Staff at C. N. Jenkins Memorial Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Dr. Cannon previously served as a Ministry Specialist for Racial Ethnic Leadership Development/Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministry/PW and currently serves as an Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism and Church Growth Office, Presbyterian Mission Agency in Louisville, Kentucky.

Reverend Dr. Cannon is a visionary and an anointed servant of God.  He is married to Rev. Veronica Elizabeth Cannon and they have four children —Rudolph, Raymond, Rosalyn, and Richard.