Ken was raised in the Christian home of Nathaniel and Mary Anderson. The oldest of seven children, Ken and his
brothers and sisters were required to be involved in Sunday vacation Bible School regularly at a very early age.
Ken’s deceased Godfather was Bishop O. Bady, a Bishop in the Churches of God in Christ from Philadelphia, PA. Ken received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour in 1974 and was baptised, while a Plebe at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
In 1993, Ken was Ordained as an Elder in the Southern California District of the Churches of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Charles Blake, who is currently the Presiding Bishop of the Churches of God in Christ International. The Word of God was ministered that evening by Bishop T.D. Jakes, who laid hands on Ken as a part of that Ordination service. Ken served in numerous Biblical teaching and operational capacities at his local church, the Greater Israelite Church of God in Christ in San Diego, CA and as the Southern California District Sunday School Superintendent under Bishop Charles Blake.
Ken’s professional career resulted in a number of relocations and Ken served as a minister in a couple of different churches as directed by the Lord near his new locations of employment. Professionally, Ken has served as the Director for Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development for the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) since October 2007, and Chair of the Governor's Supplier Diversity Council since January 2012. Detail bio can be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile
Ken and his wife Dr. Devona Williams, joined the Centennial United Methodist Church in Smyrna, Delaware in 2007, where Reverend Rudolph H. White, Jr. is the Pastor. At Centennial, Ken served as an Certified Lay Servant, cofounded Centennial’s Technology Ministry, was a member of the Board of Trustees, and served on Centennial’s Administrative Board. In 2014, Ken was nominated and is currently serving on the PeninsulaDelaware Board of Ordained Ministries (B.O.O.M.). In 2015, Ken was voted in as Centennial’s Conference Lay Member.
In July 2015, Ken was informed that Bishop Peggy Johnson and the Cabinet of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of discernment of an appointment as Pastor (Part time) of the Harrington Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Harrington, Delaware. After several days of discernment, Ken excitingly accepted the appointment.
Ken served successfully in that appointment for eleven months when he was informed of the discernment for an appointment to a two point charge at Dale United Methodist Church in Middletown, DE and Lee Haven United Methodist Church in Townsend, DE. Ken accepted the appointment, successfully completed Licensing School, and commenced the appointment in July 1, 2016.
Pastor Ken Anderson is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. Ken is married to Dr. Devona Williams and lives in Clayton, DE. They have blended family of five grown daughters, an adult son and seven grandchildren.
143 East Lake Street
Middletown, DE 19709
Pastor Ken Anderson
Dale United Methodist Church