About Bill Anderson

William Emory Anderson, Jr.



Born in Humble, Texas, November 1, 1935, to Mr. and Mrs. William Emory Anderson


Graduated from Refugio High School in 1954, from Baylor University in 1958 (BA in Religion, minor in English), and from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1963 (BD). Finished a year's graduate work at Baylor toward the MA in 1964. Received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Trinity College, Dunedin, Florida, in 1978.


All-District, All-State, All-South Texas, All-Southwest Conference in football. Outstanding Lineman in Texas High School North-South All-star game. Sophomore Class President, Baylor University, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Co-Chairman of Focus Week (annual religious emphasis week) at Baylor University, Outstanding Citizen Award, Euless, Texas.


Married Addie Williams of Refugio in 1956. Four children: Mark (senior pastor of Lynwood Baptist Church, Cape Girardeau, MO, Karen May, (wife of Mike May, president & owner of Brightspot Incentives & Events, Colleyville, Texas),  Gaye Hasha (wife of Mike Hasha, Pastor of Pastoral Care and Senior Adults, Calvary Church, Clearwater, FL), and Hazel Hall (wife of Dan Hall, consultant to pastors in Jackson, MS)


1959-1960 Central Baptist Church, Ingleside, TX
1960-1964 Lorena Baptist Church, Lorena, TX
1964-1966 First Baptist Church, McGregor, TX
1966-1975 First Baptist Church, Euless, TX
1975-2001 Calvary Baptist Church, Clearwater, FL
2003-2009 President, Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, TX
2004-2006 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Euless, TX
2006-2007 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Dallas, TX
2007-2008 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Wichita Falls, TX
2008-2009 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Sulphur Springs, TX
2010-2011 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Gainesville, Texas
2012-2013 Interim Pastor, First Baptist, Grapevine, TX
2014-present more Interim Pastor positiions across North Texas


Associational: Various positions, including that of Moderator, Chairman of various committees (Missions, Evangelism, Race Relations, Administrative,  Finance, Search Committee for Director of Missions, etc.)

State: Florida Baptist Convention President, Chairman of Trustees, Baptist Theological College, Chairman, Budget and Allocations Committee, Vice-chairman of the Board of Directors, Florida Baptist Children's Homes, member of State Board of Missions, Board of Directors, Florida Baptist Witness.

National: Chairman of the Sunday School Board (now LifeWay Christian Resources), SBC Committee on Committees, Vice-chairman, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.