Rev. Russell Anderson - Visitation Pastor
Anderson was born in Worthington, Mn. and at age 12 the family moved to
Milwaukee, Wi., where he graduated from Concordia H.S. and Concordia Jr.
College (1971). He
received his BA degree from Concordia College, Fort Wayne(1973). He attended
Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Ill. /Fort Wayne where he
received his M.Div degree in 1977.
While he was on
Vicarage in 1976, he had two summers of Linguistic training in preparation to
receive his first call as a missionary to Nigeria (1977-1987). As he was awaiting
his next call he served as an interim Pastor at St. Matthews Lutheran,Worthington
1989 - 1999 he served as a missionary/pastor at Resurrection Lutheran,
Orangeville, Ont. In
Dec 1999 he was called by LC-C as a missionary to Kiev, Ukraine. As he awaited his
next call, he helped out at Immanuel Lutheran, Pensacola.
His last call
before retiring was
to St Peter Lutheran in Ocheyedan, IA, which became a dual parish with Zion
Upon retirement he
moved to Palm Coast, Fl and has served a number of churches as a pulpit supply
pastor, vacancy pastor for Messiah, Brunswick, GA; Trinity Lutheran Church in Holly
Hill; and St Peters, Middleburg Fl. He considers it
pure joy to serve the church in this way and now as visitation Pastor for
Pastor and his
wife Harriet (who grew up in central Minnesota) will be celebrating their 50th
Wedding Anniversary this year and she has faithfully followed him wherever the
Lord has sent them. They have been blessed with 10 children (who are spread
around the world) and 23 grandchildren.