History of Canopy Roads

Pastor Matt Hall and his wife Terri moved to Tallahassee in1996 with their four children and a vision to establish a new kind of church. They dreamed of starting a church that was focused on helping un-churched people make sense out of the Bible and become fully-devoted followers of Christ. Pastor Matt had a passion to make church relaxed, relational and relevant to people living in the real world.

On September 8, 1996 a core group of 45 people from Northside Baptist Church met for the first Canopy Roads worship service at Hawks Rise Elementary School. It was a humble, but exciting beginning. In December of 2002 the young congregation moved from the school to its first permanent facility on a beautiful 19.25 acre parcel of land on Bannerman Road.

Today several hundred worshippers attend one of the two Sunday worship services at Canopy Roads. Newcomers discover a community rich environment where skeptics, seekers and seasoned believers all find faith, friends and family. Upbeat music, creative drama, cutting edge video and practical messages about life in the real world bring the Bible to life and help people connect with God and experience positive life change.

Approximately half of the people who now call Canopy Roads home were not attending church regularly before coming here. Now they are passionately pursuing life.

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 our own decisions without the oversight of a denominational hierarchy. 


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