Bishop Cannady was born in Franklinton, North Carolina to very religious and devout parents. He was called into the ministry by the Lord in the year 1950, and ordained an Elder in 1952. Just as the eagle stirs her nest, the Lord commissioned him to leave the comforts of familiar surroundings and relocate to Baltimore, Maryland to begin a work for Him, which he did in 1957€. After arriving in Baltimore he founded the Refuge Way of the Cross Church, Inc. in 1958.
In 1970, he was promoted to Bishop in the Way of the Cross Church of Christ, International (WOTCC). Along with this promotion came many responsibilities, namely:
Bishop Cannady has authored various publications, namely:
Some of his other achievements have been:
With all of his many accomplishments, Bishop Cannady feels the best contribution he has made to society is his proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, evangelizing so that this Gospel can be preached unto all the world.