Our Pastor
Service Time: Sunday 10:10am
2451 Edgefield Road Trenton, SC 29847

 Reverend George L. Brightharp, Ph.D. (A.B.D.)


Born -
    •    Son of Rev. and Mrs. George Washington Brightharp, North Augusta, SC
    •    Grew up in the Bettis Academy community (SC).
Education -
    •    Ph.D. (A.B.D.) Political Science; Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
    •    Bachelor & Master’s Degrees; A & T College, Greensboro, NC
    •    Education Specialist Degree (Counseling): USC, Columbia, SC
    •    Attended public schools of Edgefield County

He Was -
    •    A Public School Teacher for seven years.
    •    A College Professor for fourteen years.
    •    A High School Guidance Counselor for seventeen years.
He Has -
    •    Taught in four different Colleges; four different Public Schools in three different states (GA, NC, SC).
    •    Been Pastor of four different churches in two different states (GA, SC).
    •    Initiated and implemented seven major activities directly impacting the lives and future of youth at Mt. Canaan!
    •    Instilled in this congregation the power of : prayer, forgiveness, the Holy Spirit; and the joy of tithing and giving to others unconditionally.
    •    Been pastor of Mt. Canaan for thirty-two years. This is longer than any other pastor, except the founder, Rev. Alexander Bettis!
    •    Led the congregation to build a youth center with full size gymnasium.
He Is -
A published author, teacher, business man, community leader, friend, dynamic speaker and preacher – a committed, dedicated, dependable CHRISTIAN!