Craig S. Banks a native of Little Rock, AR is the 5th of 8 children, born with a degenerative heart disease. At the age of 3 while in the hospital, his doctor told his mother that there was nothing else they could do for him and that he would die shortly thereafter. His mother stepped out of the room and prayed, “Lord, if you spare his life and heal him, I’ll give him to you for the ministry!” He miraculously recovered and eventually outgrew the disease at the age of 20.
Craig is a graduate of Hall High School in Little Rock, AR and has attended DeVry School of Electronics 1977-78, Philander Smith College 1979 and Capital City Business College 1980-81 with a emphasis in broadcasting. Craig received his Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 2015 from St. Thomas Christian University.
Craig S. Banks broadcast career began in the Little Rock, AR two Christian radio stations, KITA-1440 AM and KSOH-1050 AM his strengths were in sales, production and marketing.
Craig has over 30 years of experience in ministry and kingdom building. Craig accepted Christ in December 1978 and six months later he answered the call of God to serve as a minister. In 1980 he became a member of Agape Church in Little Rock, AR and served on staff part-time through 1984. He began to travel and minister in crusades, conferences, and various churches throughout the region from 1984 – 1988. In 1988 he became a member of Full Counsel Christian Fellowship and served on staff as Assistant Pastor until 2000. In March 2002 Craig, along with his wife Sheryl founded Canaan Christian Center where the motto is “Raising A City of Servants”. The ministry was established to love God’s people and to develop in each person the heart of The Ideal Servant – Jesus Christ. In 2006 he established Canaan Christian Center Servant-Hood Training Institute, a school of ministry which is designed to develop in each believer a true servant’s heart. In 2010 Craig was appointed and affirmed as an “Apostle” and in 2011 he instituted the Canaan Apostolic Covering for empowering the ministerial gifts of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in accordance with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This covering presides over several churches and ministries, providing Evangelical Leadership, Ecclesiastical Guidance and Ministerial Development. Craig is a published author (The Heart of a Servant – A Believers Guide to Fulfilling Purpose 2012), noted conference speaker and community leader. Craig also has a TV ministry called “Heart of A Servant” which is broadcast across the state of Arkansas on Victory Television Network (KVTN-25) and nationally on Golden Eagle Broadcasting on Directv, it is also worldwide on the internet via SayAmen TV. The broadcast is also seen on KGEB-TV25 in Tulsa, OK and KUGB-TV28 in Houston, TX. He established a church in Kenya, Africa and has traveled to Brazil on mission’s trip to Sao Paulo, Itupeva, and Jundiai.
Craig currently serves as Apostle and Senior Pastor of Canaan Christian Center along with his wife Pastor Sheryl Banks, they have 6 children and 4 grandchildren.