A native of Ocilla, Georgia, Pastor Stanford L. Anderson, I, has been a servant of the Lord since the young age of seven years old. He is the last child of four children entrusted by God to the union of Ida B. Anderson and the late Charles Anderson, Sr. Pastor Anderson is an energetic, anointed, spirit-led visionary, leader, pastor, teacher and humble servant to his congregation and community.
Pastor Anderson received his formal religious education from Bryant Theological Seminary, Fitzgerald, Georgia and Beulah Heights Bible College, Atlanta, Georgia.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, Pastor Anderson has worked diligently and tirelessly as Vice-Moderator of the Willacoochee Missionary Baptist Association, First Vice-President of the First District, General Missionary Baptist Convention of Georgia, Inc. Pastor Anderson has not only committed himself to serving God; he has committed himself to serving his community. As a spiritual leader in the community, he is active in several organizations.
Pastor Anderson’s passion for God and His kingdom has been faithful to the cause of spreading the gospel for the past thirty-eight years. His leadership abilities has allowed him to be used for the growth of the church; spiritually, physically, and financially, thus adding to the body of Christ. He serves with distinction as the Pastor of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond Hill, Georgia since July 2005 and Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Hazelhurst, Georgia since 1981. Pastor Anderson received the 2010 "Outstanding Shepherd Award" from Vision Magazine. He also was honored at the 21st Annual Partnership Collaboration Leadership Achievement Awards Dinner in Atlanta January 2011, sponsored by the Rossreportnews and Ministries. Pastor Anderson received two awards at this event; The Distinguished Christian Award and The Man of the Year from the State of Georgia Award.
Pastor Anderson considers his Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2007 as one of the most rewarding experiences in his life.
Pastor Stanford L. Anderson, I, is a dedicated and devoted family man. He is married to the former Dorothy Y. Jay, and they are proud parents of two children; Stanford II and Faith.