Real Church. Real People. Real Change.

SINCE1996

Our pastor and a team of 45 people planted Canopy Roads Baptist Church on Sunday, September 8th  1996. They dreamed of starting a church that was focused on helping un-churched people make sense of the Bible and become fully devoted followers of Christ. Read more about our history


Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at Canopy Roads is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at welcome@canopyroads.org

  • 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 two children, Aiden (2.5 yrs old) and Kennedy (6 months old). Justin and Lindsey are enjoying being back in Florida and serving Christ alongside the people of Canopy Roads Baptist Church.


Ministry Directors

Canopy Roads is blessed to serve with a group of multi-talented individuals who use their gifts, talents, and abilities to build up the church. Their collective leadership helps to equip the saints for the work of ministry.  

  • Cathy Dangerfield

    Membership Secretary

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  • Danette Davis

    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.