Real Church

Real People

Real Change.

In 1996, the dream was to start a church that was focused on helping un-churched people make sense of the Bible and become fully devoted followers of Christ.

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Our Leadership Team


  • Matt Hall - Senior Pastor  

    Matt moved to Tallahassee on July 10, 1996 founded Canopy Roads Baptist Church on September 8 that same year. He and his wife Terri have four grown kids (Allyson, Sara, Emily, and Tim) and three grandchildren. Matt grew up in Midway, Alabama on his family farm. He has a master’s degree in beef cattle nutrition from Auburn University. Following college he worked for ten years with the Federal Land Bank in Alabama. He responded to a call to ministry in 1991 and subsequently obtained a master’s degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Tallahassee he served two churches in Alabama one of which was a new church plant.


  • Justin Wester - Associate Pastor of Discipleship    

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    Justin and his wife Lindsey are both originally from Tallahassee, Florida. From 2011 to 2017, they lived in Lynchburg, Virginia while attending seminary and, upon their graduation, began working for Liberty University. While in Lynchburg, Justin and Lindsey helped co-found a simple church network and start a landscaping company. They have three children, Aiden, Kennedy, and a baby girl due in May of 2019. Justin has a Master's degree from Liberty Baptist Theological seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry through Liberty University's School of Divinity. 


Ministry Directors


  • Cathy Dangerfield

    Membership Secretary

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  • Melanie Grant

    Financial Secretary

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  • Vance Rutherford

    Musical Worship

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  • Diane Abrams

    Canopy Kidz

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  • Harding Griffin

    Facilities

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Our Beliefs and Denominational Affiliation

We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). As with all SBC churches, Canopy Roads is an autonomous, independent congregation. We form our own by-laws and make decisions without the oversight of a denominational hierarchy. Click here to find out more.