Meet Our Executive Pastor


Dirlene Cannon

Executive Pastor - Maryland Campus


Pastor Cannon, a native of North Carolina, is a Public Speaker/Lecturer and has a Master of Science in Management and System Engineering. Formally a University Professor, she is currently employed as a contractor with the Navy in Washington, DC as a System Engineer in program management. She founded several businesses including a computer consulting company that implemented Information Technology Infrastructures and Network Administration services.

Pastor Cannon is the Executive Pastor of Life International, Maryland Campus and operates in the Apostolic and Prophetic offices. She formally served as founder and CEO of Saving Grace Ministries in Maryland and ministered in Uganda (East Africa) and various countries in Europe including France, Belgium, and England.

She accepted her call to ministry in the early nineties. The passionate pursuit of Christ was ignited by pivotal moments during disarray. In these storms, she heard the voice of the Lord as thunder, and it awakened everything within her. From this encounter, she sold her business, left her home and went to a place God ordained for the work of His ministry.

Pastor Cannon is a mother of two beautiful daughters and two grandchildren.


"Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be."

Fun Facts About Pastor Cannon

• Born as the 14th of 14 children, and I’m a twin.
• Took apart my Samsung french door refrigerator to fix a problem that cost me $5. I saved hundreds of dollars by switching repairmen!
• Eat one bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn per day. Results are not what they claim to be!
• I was the All-East, All-American, and All-Conference basketball award recipient in high school. Who wants to play?