Rev. Dr. Robert J. Anderson, Jr., Pastor

  Rev. Dr. Robert J. Anderson, Jr., Pastor  

Dr. Anderson is in his 19th year of ministry at Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Maryland.  He has seen God’s hand throughout the ministry . . . changing so many lives . . . growing disciples . . . . 
 
Dr. Anderson has been married to Jacqueline Sullivan for 36 years.  They have four children:  Shani, Robert III, Nia, and Jamila.  They also have two grandchildren.
 
Dr. Anderson is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  While being born on the banks of the Susquehanna River, he was “born again” by trusting Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at a revival meeting at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Steelton, Pennsylvania, on Friday, January 12, 1973.
 
Several months after salvation, he attended Carver Bible College in Atlanta, Georgia, and received a B.B.E. degree.  He then attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1982.  In January 2015, Dr.  Anderson was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Eastern Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.
 
Dr. Anderson has been faithfully preaching the gospel throughout the country for 42 years and has pastored three different churches.  He has also touched many lives preparing for Christian service through his teaching ministry at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana; Summit University in Clark Summit, Pennsylvania; and Faith Theological Seminary in Towson, Maryland.
 
Dr. Anderson has served on trustee boards of Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary/Cornerstone College and Grace Schools, in Winona Lake, Indiana.  He served in a number of capacities with the Southern Baptist Convention:  Member of the Executive Board, President of the National African-American Fellowship and President of the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network.  Nevertheless, he finds his greatest fulfillment in pastoring in a local church because he strongly believes that the local church is God’s answer for the world today.
 
When he is not pastoring, he enjoys reading, sports, chess, spending time with his family and fellowshipping with the saints of God.
 
Dr. Anderson’s life verse is Philippians 1:21:  “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”