Pastor Samuel Canty was chosen to succeed the venerable Pastor James H. Quick, Sr. as Pastor of the Good News Church of God in Christ by Bishop Edward Cook in 2013. During his tenure the membership as grown and continues to be a beacon in the College Hill Community of Cincinnati, OH.
Pastor Canty is married to District Missionary Natalie Ocean Canty and they share in ministry a desire to see people transformed, maturing, and fulfilling their God-given assignment.
A prolific teacher and preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Canty was reared in Holiness at the Mt. Olive Holy Temple under the ministry of his great uncle, the late Bishop Timothy Smith. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and received the Baptism in the Holy Ghost at the age of eight. He was called to the ministry as a teenager and began to focus on his God assignment by teaching Bible Study during lunch in High School.
An ardent church worker, Pastor Canty has served in many areas of ministry. In 1992 he was ordained an elder by the late Bishop William M. James, Prelate of Ohio North First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ. In 2008 he was appointed to the Ordination Committee of Ohio North First by Jurisdictional Bishop Edward Cook.
Pastor Canty is a gifted writer and has written several papers focused on the development of ministers, church organization, and topics that focus on the Holy Ghost, Pentecostalism, and the Body of Christ being fitly joined together. He has a heart for outreach and youth development that is guiding the ministry to develop a culture that is Kingdom-minded, transformational, and people focused.
A preeminent scholar, Pastor Canty graduated with honors from Withrow High School in Cincinnati, OH. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies with a minor in religious studies from the University of Cincinnati; a certification as a Special Education Teacher from Xavier University; and a Master’s of Arts in Education from Miami University.
Pastor Canty can be found admonishing the Saints that "God is always speaking and He is waiting to be heard for the Bible says 'he that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches' (Revelation 2:11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22)."