Bishop Frank Jefferson Anderson, Jr., is the Jurisdictional Prelate of Arkansas Second Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ and Pastor of both Zion Temple and Sinai Church of God In Christ.
At the age of 16, he met a young girl by the name of Joyce Jackson and because of her teaching, she told him that if he was interested in her, he had to be saved. On April 22, 1962, the Lord came into his life, a few days later, the fire fell from heaven and he was filled with the Holy Ghost. Bishop Anderson was called by God to the ministry at the age of 18. Six months after his calling, he was licensed to preach the gospel. By the age 19 he was appointed assistant pastor of his local church and had a radio broadcast. Under the leadership of Bishop R. B. Hatley and subsequently of Bishop D. L. Lindsey, he has served the Arkansas Second Jurisdiction in the following capacities: District Evangelist President (1966); District YPWW President in 1968; Ordained an Elder in 1969 under Bishop R. B. Hatley; Interim District Superintendent of District #5 (1969-1970); Interim Pastor of the Sinai Church Of God In Christ (1969-1970); Pastor of the Zion Temple Church Of God In Christ (1969-Present); Jurisdictional Evangelist President (1972-1994); National Evangelist (1972-1996); Administrative Assistant (1980-present); and the First Administrative Assistant to Bishop D. L. Lindsey (1997-2009)
Bishop Anderson was called by God “to anoint a pool of water for the deliverance of the unsaved, brokenhearted, and the sick. He has been known as the “preacher with the pool.” He continues to hold up the blood stained banner, in the cradle of love. He has faith to believe that men, women, boys and girls will be saved. He continues to want Jesus our Lord and Savior to say, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
Bishop Anderson was the founding pastor of the Powerhouse Church of God In Christ (Morrilton, AR) and in 1980 rebuilt the Zion Temple Church (Conway, AR). His vision is to build another edifice for the congregation of Zion Temple and add a Family Life Center. He has served his community as the first African-American Chaplain of the Morrilton Jaycees and is a recipient of an outstanding citizen award from the Office of the Governor of Arkansas.
Bishop Anderson’s crowning accomplishment has been to marry, with joy, his high school sweetheart, Joyce Jackson Anderson with whom he has shared a more than 50 year marriage. God has blessed them with one son Jeff who shares his life with his lovely wife Zeandrea. The Andersons have four grandchildren, Jeffery, Jr., Katlynn Grace, Jackson Cole and Channing Bryce.
Bishop Anderson was born the youngest of five children in Morrilton, Arkansas, on May 21, 1944, to the blessed union of the late Frank J. Anderson, Sr. and Jessie Brook Anderson. Anderson was educated at the Sarah E. Clark Elementary School and the L. W. Sullivan High School in Morrilton. He attended Arkansas Baptist College where he studied Religion and Sociology. He started the Anderson Construction Company and is avid Real Estate investor.