Only one year from a comfortable retirement package, vesting of stock options and guaranteed health benefits for life, Ed Cannon walked away from a twenty-five year career in the oil industry and entered full-time ministry. He never looked back.
Prior to joining FEBC, Ed spent 9 years at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and over 25 years within the oil industry, including progressive leadership positions with British Petroleum, Amoco and Standard Oil Company.
Currently Ed serves on the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), Hands of Hope (an African Evangelical Relief Organization) and Revive Our Hearts.
Ed received both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois. In 2001, he received an Executive MBA Certificate in Global Business and Finance from a prestigious collaborative program offered through Harvard and Stanford Universities.
Ed is an avid fisherman, dog trainer, and sports enthusiast; he has also served as a Bible Study Fellowship leader. He and his wife, Mary Jean, have two grown sons.