Robert Canoy

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Dean, School of Divinity
Professor of Christian Theology

Office Location: Noel Hall, 206
Phone: (704) 406-4395


  • B.A., Mississippi College
  • M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Additional study: Hebrew Union College and Jewish Institute of Religion


Robert W. Canoy joined the School of Divinity faculty in 2000. He teaches Christian Theology I, Christian Theology II, Greek I , Greek II, the Revelation of John, and The Ministry of Worship, a Doctor of Ministry seminar. Dr. Canoy regularly leads study tours to Israel, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey. His primary area of research is New Testament theology, and Dr. Canoy has written articles and book chapters on eschatology, Eucharistic theology, and teaching the New Testament in the local church.

Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Divinity, Dr. Canoy taught at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Boyce Bible School. He has a background steeped in the local church. Dr. Canoy has served as pastor, interim pastor, and guest teacher in numerous churches in North Carolina, Maryland, Iowa, and Missouri. Most recently he served as pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shelby, North Carolina.

Dr. Canoy hails from Mississippi. He is married to Cynthia Deniese Canoy, and they are the parents of two children. Dr. Canoy’s hobbies include football, baseball, hunting, woodworking, and traveling.