Jim Cantelon is founder and President of VISIONLEDD, a Canadian Federal Charity focusing on media and Relief & Development. VISIONLEDD is currently involved in sub-Saharan Africa helping churches in the fight against HIV/AIDS. |
On the media front, Jim Cantelon is a host of 100 Huntley Street, a one-hour, daily TV show released nationally, and host of “Eye to Eye with Jim Cantelon”, a one hour weekly interview show , seen nationally on the CTS and Vision networks.
From 1997 - 2000 Cantelon was Senior Pastor of Broadway Church, Vancouver. Prior to moving to Vancouver in September of ‘97, he produced and hosted a new concept talk-television show - “Talk to Me”, which was seen live in over 30 million cabled, and 14 million broadcast homes, five nights a week across the United States.
In November of 1988, Jim Cantelon was invited to become the Assistant to the President of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc., (CCCI), and co-host of the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast. In October 1990 he was elected to the position of President of Crossroads USA.
Cantelon was born in Olds, Alberta, in 1947, and he grew up in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He graduated from Central Pentecostal College and entered the pastoral ministry in 1970. He pastored churches in Montreal (1970-1972), Sudbury (1972-1976), and Newmarket (1976 -1981). It was in Sudbury where he began his career in broadcasting, founding and hosting the top-rated open-line radio program “Challenge”.
In 1981 Jim, his wife Kathy, and their three children, moved to Israel at the invitation of the Israeli government. There he pioneered the “Jerusalem Christian Assembly”, now called “King of Kings”. It is the largest evangelical congregation in Israel. While in Israel, Cantelon again became involved in broadcasting, this time with Voice of Hope radio in South Lebanon, operated by High Adventure Ministries in a high-pressure war zone.
Jim Cantelon is also an author. His most recent book, “When God Stood Up - A Christian Response to AIDS in Africa” (John Wiley & Sons Publishing) was released in January, 2007. It chronicles his experiences in Africa over the past seven years, confronted by the devastation of HIV/AIDS.
Jim and Kathy have three married children, Todd, Jess, and Kate, and ten grandchildren: Jordan, Sarah, Sammy, Zoe, Jonah, Benj’ , Kobe, Kathryn, Simeon and Cameron.