Rev. L.E. Anderson, Jr., Senior Pastor
Where God Builds People
Pastor L. E. Anderson, Jr., was born in Modesto, California to Barbara Anderson and the late Lonnie E. Anderson, Sr. He is the youngest of 5 children.
At the age of 13 he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the Christian Love Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor J. M. Anderson. Pastor Anderson attended public schools in Modesto, California, graduating from Modesto High School in 1984.
After graduating from high school he moved to Bakersfield, California and united with The Peoples Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Ishmael Kimbrough, Jr. It was under Dr. Kimbrough that Pastor Anderson acknowledged and answered the call to preach the Gospel. He preached his first sermon on January 21, 1991 entitled: "Opposites Attract"
Believing strongly in training, preparation, and education, Dr. Kimbrough and the late Dr. E.W. Roland (Second Baptist Church of Merced, California) decided that Pastor Anderson should attend Selma University in Selma, Alabama. In January of 1992, he moved to Selma to attend Selma University. He united with the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. F.D. Reese. It was at Ebenezer that Pastor Anderson was ordained and placed as Assistant Pastor. In May of 1996, Pastor Anderson graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.875 GPA) with dual degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Pastoral Ministries.
In July of 1996, Pastor Anderson accepted the call of GOD to serve as Senior Pastor of the historic Berean Missionary Baptist Church in Marion, AL. The Berean Church family experienced explosive growth as they were taught the principles of Evangelism and Discipleship. Pastor went back to school to pursue his Masters. In December of 2002, he graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.775 GPA) with his Masters of Arts in Pastoral Leadership.
In December 2002, Pastor Anderson accepted the call of GOD to serve as Senior Pastor of the Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Kokomo, Indiana. The Mt. (Mount) has experienced overwhelming growth spiritually and numerically; moreover, Christian Education and Evangelism are the catalyst for this remarkable move of GOD. Seeing the need for a Christ centered education, Pastor Anderson led The Mount in opening up a private Christian Academy (the F.D. Reese Christian Academy). Pastor Anderson, seeing the need to further his own education, enrolled at Grace Theological Seminary in Winnona Lake, Indiana and graduated in May 2012 with his M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries.
Pastor Anderson is presently serving as an Adjunct Professor for Grace Theological Seminary in Winnona Lake, Indiana. He was actively praying and asking the Lord what seminary to attend to obtain his Doctorate and the Lord answered his prayers by leading him to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. At Southern, Pastor Anderson plans to earn his D.Min. in Black Church Leadership.
Pastor Anderson is a family man. He is married (July, 1994) to the former Patricia Ann Davis. The Andersons have 4 children (Cedric, Brooke, Alexandria, and Loni Eylse) and a daughter in-law (Kei'Anna). They enjoy the privilege of spoiling 2 grandsons (Cedric Jr. and Camron).
Pastor Anderson is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He has held and presently holds numerous positions in civic and denominational work. He travels extensively across this country sharing his passion for Discipleship and Evangelism. With the Lord’s help, he plans to publish his book entitled, “CLOSING THE BACK DOOR” in the Fall of 2015. He enjoys Jazz Music and reading African American Literature. He is described by many as down to earth, witty, compassionate, extremely intelligent and fun to be around.
Pastor Anderson has had many great men of GOD pour into his life but no one as much as the late Dr. Ishmael Kimbrough has. Dr. Kimbrough was Pastor Anderson's Father in the Ministry in whom he gained his perspective of the Minister of Christ and the Mandate of the Church.
Pastor K was a preacher's preacher, who loved the Brethren. Pastor K, had a reputation of allowing the Holy Spirit to use him to mend and heal broken pastors and ministers. It's important to Pastor Anderson, that others know the man who labored to love and lead him and this is why he's dedicated this paragraph in Pastor K's honor!