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Dr. Larry Anderson

Senior Director/Director of Healthy Churches, BRN;  PA/SJ Director of Evangelism, Nationally; Pastor, Great Commission Church, West Oak Lane area of Philadelphia; Co-Author of “Ask Me Why I’m Not In Church” 

Dr. Larry Anderson holds a doctor of ministry degree from Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pa. His dissertation topic centered on ministering to a community with the whole Gospel through its existing social services. The project assessed the social organizations of the West Oak Lane community and two agencies were identified for partnering with the Great Commission Church. The church has continued with this “Missional Living” model reaching out to the community with many ministries. As an assistant professor, teaching Practical Theology, Dr. Anderson taught and advised many students and developed the Urban Programs for the seminary. He also held many leadership positions while in college, and is called on by several organizations to be one of the leading voices of missional theology in an urban context.

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Dr. Larry Anderson is Director of Healthy Churches for the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey. He also serves nationally as the  PA/SJ Director of Evangelism for the Southern Baptist Convention and as pastors of Great Commission Church in the West Oak Lane area of Philadelphia. He recently co-authored the book, “Ask Me Why I’m Not In Church.”

What benefits do you hope our churches will receive as a result of your work/role at the BRN?

• Pastors discover they are not alone in their ministerial journey.
• Churches are trained to execute the biblical behaviors that lead to building the Kingdom of God.
• Resources are deployed to assist churches in reaching the lost.

A Few Fun Facts about Larry

PASSIONS

Larry is passionate about seeing the Gospel change lives spiritually and systemically.

HERO

Besides Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr. would be a hero of Larry’s.

HOBBIES

Larry enjoys reading, watching sports, deep sea fishing and vacationing.

HASHTAG

Larry’s hashtag is #servant.

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