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Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson

Pastor Emeritus

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I was born in Tacoma, WA, graduated from Stadium H.S. 1950. Attended Central Bible College, Springfield, MO and awarded B.A. degree. Pastored six churches (Wisconsin, Ohio, Washington, California and Minnesota) and served in several executive positions for the Assemblies of God. Now, “Pastor Emeritus” of Calvary Christian Assembly, Seattle, since 2013 (I served as pastor of CCA 11 years – 1974-1985 and Pastor to Senior Adults (2000-2012). Ruth was born in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated H.S. there in 1952.

Married to:

Ruth – Oct. 13, 1954 We met at Central Bible College, Assemblies of God’s headquarter theological training institute. After a year dating, we married in Milwaukee, WI.


Son, Doug – Active in Bethany Christian Assembly, Everett. General Manager, Cascade Precision, Mukilteo. We have three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

What I do for fun:

Golf, walk, play table games, and socialize with friends.

What I like to eat:

Salmon and most any meat, vegetables, Desserts.

Movies I recommend:


Where I like to travel:

Winter in California Desert; Cruises, Day trips in Northwest

A book that has impacted my life:

Many! “Secrets of the Silence” by Bob Kilpatrick; A.W. Tozer’s books; “Desiring God” by John Piper; “A Long Obedience in the same Direction” by Eugene Peterson; “Experiencing the Depths of Jesus” by Jeanne Guyon (An Old Classic –17th Century)

Favorite Bible verse:

Psalm 32:8 & 10 especially New Living Translations: “The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.’ ...Unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.”

Favorite quote:

“The work is His. Our work is to rest in Him.” Hudson Taylor, pioneer missionary to China.

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