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J. Truett Gannon, American, Georgian minister. Ordained to minister Baptist Church, 1948. Recipient Service to Youth award DeKalb County Young Women’s Christian Association, 1968.


Gannon, J. Truett was born on April 5, 1930 in Cordele, Georgia, United States.


AB, Mercer University, 1951. Bachelor in Division, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1956. Doctor in Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1975.


Secretary, Georgia Baptist Convention, 1951-1952;with, First Baptist Church, 1952-1976;pastor, First Baptist Church, Avondale Estates, Georgia, 1961-1973;pastor, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, 1973-1976;pastor, Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia, since 1976. 1st vice president Georgia Baptist Convention, 1988, president, 1991-1992.


  • Ordained to minister Baptist Church, 1948.


Chairman committee Boy Scouts American, 1977-1983, Metropolitan Atlanta council Boy Scouts American, 1977-1978. Trustee Midwestern Seminary, 1980-1990, chairman 1987-1990. Trustee Truett-McConnell College, 1985-1990, chairman 1985-1988.

Member Georgia Baptist Convention (program chairman 1970, chairman nominations committee 1982, active numerous other committees, board directors 1984, member task force 1984-1988, 1st vice president 1988-1989, president 1991-1992), Pastor's Conferences (secretary 1962, president 1968, 77, chairman nominating com.1977, president elect 1985, president 1986-1987).


Married Margaret Lewis, January 27, 1951. Children: Kenny, Karen Griffith.

Margaret Lewis

Kenny Gannon

Karen Griffith Gannon