Dr. Donnie Anderson, Lead Pastor, Paterson Church of God, Paterson NJ, has been in fulltime Christian ministry since 1978. He is an Ordained Bishop for the Church of God. He served two terms as Eastern North Carolina Evangelism & Home Missions Director having oversight of church planting and evangelistic activities of the 231 churches of the state, and other duties; working closely with the Administrative Bishops he served. He also served as Executive Director of the Church of God Children’s Home, also called Carolina Children’s Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Bishop Anderson has successfully served six other churches during his 45 year ministerial career. Congregations he has served include River Oak Church of God in Danville VA, Praise Fellowship in Fayetteville, White Oak in Carteret County, West Mount in Rocky Mount, Kenly, and Rosewood in Goldsboro; all congregations in Eastern North Carolina. In addition, Bishop Anderson has preached revivals, crusades, and conferences in the United States and internationally.
He received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Mount Olive College in Mount Olive North Carolina, and furthered his studies at William Carter Bible College, East Coast Bible College – Lee University in Cleveland Tennessee, and completed his Doctorate of Divinity and Theology from Catalpa Bible Way University.
Rev. Anderson received his denomination’s highest award in the Ministerial Internship Program, receiving the program’s Distinguished Service Award. He has built and remodeled churches and family centers, Co-chaired the Inter-denominational Cooperative Christian Ministry Steering Board serving 40 churches and ministries, and served on numerous state boards, councils and committees. He has been active in community affairs throughout his ministry.
Bishop Anderson is married to the lovely Dr. Debra Anderson, and they have a beautiful daughter, Rebekah, son-in-law Cory Barnes, and three beautiful grandchildren; Elighja, Kenleigh and Kallai!!!