Pastor Donald W. Anderson, Sr. was born August 2, 1956 to late J.T. Anderson, Sr. and Naomi Anderson. Shortly after graduating from Benton High School in 1974, Pastor Anderson joined the United States Air Force and served our country for four years until 1978. It was during that time in 1976 that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. From that time on, he gave himself "continually to prayer, and to the ministry [and study] of the word" (Acts 6:4). Eleven years later, on January 1, 1987, Pastor Anderson publicly acknowledged and accepted the fact that Jesus had called him to preach the gospel. He preached his first sermon on March 15, 1987 and became an ordained minister May 27, 1989.
On April 16, 1989 he was selected to serve as Pastor of the Greater New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana. Before becoming Pastor, he served as a Deacon under the pastorship of the late A.L. Coleman. He also served as a deacon and minister under Bishop Fred A, Caldwell, Sr. Pastor Anderson pours himself into helping people spiritually, socially, and physically. His life is devoted to study of the word and prayer, reaching the world and bringing light and illumination by the teaching of God’s Word to all who will hear. Pastor Anderson's teachings, which boldly proclaim the "good news of Jesus," are broadcast daily on local radio stations in Louisiana, Texas and parts of Arkansas. Pastor Anderson can be heard daily on the "Bread of Life Ministry Broadcast."
He and his wife, Clodis, reside in Benton, Louisiana.