Teasi’s personal journey with God started at the bottom, and skyrocketed…well, in part, because of her bottom. After years of hating her body, especially the size of her lower half, an ironic chain of events led to a beautiful untangling of understanding and hope. Now a respected speaker, women’s ministry leader and writer, Teasi delivers an inspiring message to all women—one of healing and godly empowerment.
Her desire to share what God revealed to her led Teasi to obtain a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Theological Seminary. Though the book smarts help some, it’s what Teasi has tasted and seen personally of God that fuels her passion to teach others who may be caught in a stronghold. Teasi believes that God’s women have been lied to and she’s out to expose the liar. Armed with scripture, humor and the courage to be transparent, Teasi hopes to restore biblical Truth to self-doubting women: That their first love, Father God, gazes on each of them with joy and adoration every moment of every day.
Having survived many years of life in the wild — the middle school classroom, that is — Teasi Cannon has emerged with an even greater desire to help others learn. Though still privately enthralled with the simple joy of diagramming a sentence, Teasi’s focus has changed from teaching language arts … to watching God heal broken hearts.
Her name: In 1968, a beautiful, young hippie gal wanted her daughter to have a unique name…so she made one up. “Teasi” (pronounced Tee See) is what she came up with. While she’s never been able to find her name on a key chain or a coffee mug, she does enjoy hearing the many ways people reinvent her name daily.
Her man: Teasi is married to her best friend, Bill Cannon, who is the Children’s Pastor at their church in Franklin,
Tennessee. Because Bill’s heart for Jesus spills out into everything he does and into everyone he meets, Teasi believes it is quite possible he is an actual angel.
Her babies: Bill and Teasi have three awesome children: Carli, Ben, and Sam. All three Cannon kids are talented musicians (along with other amazing skills) which makes for a raucous house at times. Their first band, which still tours the Franklin area on occasion, is fitfully named, “Loaded Cannon.”
Hanging on a wall in their home in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee is a plaque which says it best, “We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”