C. Thomas Canterbury was born in Beckley, West Virginia. He graduated high school in 1993 and served for 22 years in the United States Navy. As a Hospital Corpsman, he served in a vast array of shipboard, sea duty, an combat deployment assignments. After retirement, he settled in the Salem, Virginia area. He has served in congregations in West Virginia, Virginia, and Tennessee. As founder of Exile Ministries, he has worked in the Salem/Roanoke area proclaiming the word of God in the valley.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing nearly all my life. I remember being in elementary school and given creative writing assignments. I used to write these short stories and incorporate people from my class into the story. I had a knack then that only refined and grew over time.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wrote a short book about the Armor of God as depicted in Ephesians 6. I wanted to talk about the armor itself and create a short book to give insight to powers that we have as Christians. I always knew I was going to be a successful writer and felt like it as a God-given gift. I felt like the most proper way was to give God glory through the first of hopefully many books to come.
Though it seems today the media is full of bad news and tragedy, we have a power which is stronger than the forces of the Devil. Through the Armor of God, we can live a life of power and strength and no longer bound by guilt for the mistakes of the past and the bondage of a life living as a slave to sin. Through Jesus Christ we have the ability to live a victorious life with lasting peace.