Pastor Steve Understands Your Daily Grind – Steve felt called as a teenager to pursue Bi-vocational ministry. His mentor was Dr. Bryce Evans who pastored the church he attended and also served full time as the Chairman of the speech pathology department at a nearby major university. In like fashion, Steve has managed a career in engineering and management while simultaneously holding a variety of positions in the local church including, missions, teacher, deacon, evangelist, and youth pastor. Steve’s educational pursuits have also followed both paths. His daily involvement in the marketplace keeps him grounded in reality and equips him to relate to those on the journey. Being blessed with a successful career as well as humble roots in a rural community allow him to relate to all walks of life. Steve also understands first hand what it means to experience the grace of God in spite of personal failures and he desires that others know that grace as well. Steve and his wife Vickie have been married for thirty-seven years and both have a heart and passion for the city of Baltimore. Miss Vickie recently retired as a Baltimore City high school teacher.
Pastor Erik Garthe (Associate Pastor, Education & Discipleship) Pastor Erik has a gift and passion for teaching. He graduated top of his class at Southeastern Theological Seminary. He and his wife Joanne have been in pastorate ministry for many years and are blessed with eleven children.
Allison Davis (Worship Leader)
Allison has the voice of an angel and she leads a very talented praise team. The music at Canton is exciting and upbeat. We have the words projected overhead so it’s easy to sing along.
Michael Fox (Youth Leader) Michael was actively involved in church youth group activities growing up and believes they are important to spiritual growth in young people. Michael’s passion for youth ministry grew while he was part of a youth group. He aspired to leadership while still a teen. Michael and Kathryn have one child (Lily) with their second due in late 2022.
Pastor Nehemiah (Associate Pastor) His Love for Jesus is Contagious! Nehemiah and his wife Rose hail from West Africa though they have been on mission in the U.S. for over ten years. They have three children, two girls and a boy. Whether it be leading worship and prayer, volunteering in youth ministry, playing in the band, or preaching, Nehemiah’s spirit coveys that he has been with Jesus. He and Rose are both multilingual and use their gifts to minister to folks from all walks of life. They are a joy to get to know so don’t wait. They are currently planting a new church in nearby Essex, Agape Praise Fellowship.
Zack Piercy (Administrative Assistant)
Zack holds it all together on a daily basis and has been dedicated to the mission of Canton Baptist for many years. Please feel free to contact him via email or at (410)563-1177 for schedule, calendar items, events, questions, or an appointment with the pastor. If Zack is not in the office when you call, please leave a message and he will return your call as soon as possible.