Dr. Sandra L. Anderson is an anointed woman of God with a true mission and passion to reach the lost. Although she was not raised in a Christian environment, God had plans for her life. Saved while serving a three-year prison sentence in 1998, her transformed life gives evidence that she has truly been touched by the hand of God. Sandra possesses an in-depth understanding of the Holy Word and is able to effectively exegete the meaning a biblical text had for its original hearers. This knowledge combined with her various teaching methods make the Word applicable to the believers of this time and culture.
The sixth child of eight children born to Hershel and the late Nancy L. Mills, Dr. Sandra L. Anderson is a native of Gary, Indiana. She is the widow of the late Pastor Lussius W. Anderson, Sr. and is the mother of three children; La’Saundra (B. 1982), Lussius Jr. (B. 1985), and Lorenzo (B. 1988)—who went to be with the Lord in August 1999. A 15-year resident of Columbus, Georgia, she now resides in Phenix City, Alabama.
Dr.Anderson is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies, a Cum Laude graduate with a Masters degree in Biblical Studies and a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Masters of Divinity degree from Beacon University. She has also completed her doctoral studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Dr. Anderson was ordained in September 2007 and serves as the Senior Pastor of Community Outreach Church of Columbus. She is director of the Apex School of Theology Georgia/Alabama Learning Center, where she is also a professor of Old and New Testament Studies. Dr. Anderson serves as keynote speaker for HeartBound Prison Ministry in Atlanta, Georgia where she ministers in the prisons throughout the state of Georgia. For three years she served as a Correspondence Instructor for Crossroads Bible Institute in Grandville, Michigan. Dr. Anderson is a recipient of the 2006 All-American Collegiate Scholars Honor, a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, a member of the Christian Association for Prison Aftercare (CAPA), a member of The Society of Old Testament Study, a mentor at Teen Challenge, a Certified Volunteer Chaplain for the Georgia Department of Corrections, and a member of the National Society of Professional Women.
Dr. Anderson's assignment in the Kingdom is to boldly proclaim God’s message of hope to those who are bound through the ministry of teaching sound Bible doctrine. She is truly a vessel of God’s grace and mercy, and lives a life of gratitude toward the One who delivered and set her free. Her personal prayer is that she never loses the awe of her conversion!