Pastor Robert Felton was born in Dooly County, Georgia to Zimmerman and Ida Felton. He received his diploma from Vienna High School. After one year of college, he was drafted into the US Army. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was also stationed in Germany, France, and several posts in the United States. He retired after 21 years of active-duty service. He then worked in civil service for 14 years. That being his second retirement.
Pastor Felton has Associate Degrees in Criminal Justice and Electronics. He also has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Theology.
He has been married to his wife Willie Dean Mavins for 55 years. He has three daughters, one son, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Pastor Felton served as Deacon, Superintendent of Sunday School, Chief of the Usher Board, Bible Study teacher, and Trustee. He was then called to the ministry in 1994 and was ordained in 1995. He became the Pastor of Canaan of Galilee, Appling, Georgia October 2002. He became the Emeritus Pastor for Canaan of Galilee August 2018. He currently serves as the Vice Moderator of the Rosemont Baptist Association in Appling Georgia. He continues to teach, preach, spread God’s word, and living for Christ.
His favorite scripture is John 3:16. For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.