Williams Chapel Baptist Church


Dr. Kenneth Anderson a native of Oakland California is known as a: Civil Rights Activist, Housing Developer, NAACP Board Member, Philanthropist, and a Senior Pastor. He oversees the historic Williams Chapel Baptist Church located in Oakland, CA, which has served the Oakland community for more than 75 years.

He has an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. He has completed internship programs at Oral Robert University in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Bell Grove Theological Seminary in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he earned in 2007 a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Philosophy.

In 2010 he went on to earn a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Care and Community Development. Because of Pastor Anderson’s faithfulness,commitment to his call to preach the Gospel at a very young age, and his community involvement the President of Bell Grove honored him with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.

Dr. Anderson’s religious and community affiliations (past and present) are numerous. He currently serves on the Board of Director’s for the following organizations: Williams Chapel Economic Development Corporation where he serves as President and CEO which is currently launching a $52,000,000 Project of 88 Affordable Senior Housing units, National Missionary Baptist State Convention of America (where he served on the Foreign Mission Board), spiritual advisor for the greater Bay Area, the work and NAACP Oakland branch where he serves as Chairman of housing committee.

Dr. Anderson is a member of a fraternal fellowship of Christian leaders from across the nation and beyond. Dr. Anderson is a loving husband and father, he is married to Mrs. Eileen Anderson and is the proud father of Isabella Anderson.



1410 10th Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
Phone: (510) 835-5621
Fax: (510) 835-3278