Basic Theology. Take a seat in the classroom and listen to Dr. Canavan teach these Systematic Theology Classes at CMBI in 1978-1979. The text-book for this class is Lectures in Systematic Theology by Henry Clarence Thiessen. Dr. Canavan 1923-1980 was a legend among the Missionary Baptist Work. In this list you may listen to some of his great messages. Dr. Canavan was one of Dr. Phillips' close friends. Dr. Jim wanted these messages placed here for all to enjoy. Bro. Canavan was one of the early radio ministers in the state of California. Each church that he pastored he pastored for years and always accomplished much in every palce he worked. He lead the leaders in the churches. They looked up to him for advice and they took it. He taught at CMBI for years. Dr. Jim tells stories of Dr. Canavan leaving the hospital after being admitted for heart attacks and going right straight to his classes at the seminary to teach God's Word. He gave his all for the Lord until the last day of his life. With great love and affection we present these messages, for your edification, that we can learn from and remember this man walked the walk as few would dare to do.