Robert Canton was born in Cebu City, Philippines and he came in the United States in 1973 after graduating
from College with an Accounting degree. Since 1973, he has been residing in Stockton, Ca. with his family.
Robert received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in November 1984, an experience with the presence and power of the Holy
Spirit which changed his life totally. On December 8, 1984, he received prophecies or messages from the Lord about
his future involvement in worldwide ministries of preaching, teaching, and healing. In March 1985, he was asked to
assume the role of a servant leader for the Children of God Prayer Community, St. Luke's Parish, Stockton, Ca., a
role which he still holds. In 1989, the prayer community started a monthly Mass and Healing Service which is still
going strong to this day.
In 1996, the Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities in North America was formed and elected "Brother Bob"(as he is fondly called by friends and associates) as the National Coordinator. In 2006, he was elected as a Council Member of the Vatican-based International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) to represent the English speaking North America, Central America, and Caribbean countries starting in 2007. He is one of the 14 Council Members representing all the continents of the world to serve the worldwide Renewal through ICCRS and they meet at least once a year in the Vatican.
He is also a member of the Association of Christian Therapists and the Filipino Pastoral Council of the Stockton Diocese. Brother Bob has spoken at various regional, national and international conferences and conventions and has conducted retreats, seminars, Days of Renewal, Healing Rallies and Crusades not only in North America but also in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He is highly recommended by his bishop, Stephen Blaire of the Stockton Diocese, Bishop Oscar Solis of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Fr. Matthew O'Donnel, Pastor of St. Luke's Parish, Stockton, Ca.
Robert also founded the Robert Canton Ministries, a non-profit organization whose aim is to evangelize the entire world through teaching, preaching, and healing in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.