From the Pastor:
With our revival coming up October 25-28, I want to take a moment to introduce you to our revival preacher. The technical stuff is as follows: Dean Anderson is a native of Joelton, Tennessee and a graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (1978), Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1981), and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1984; D.Min. 2009). He served at the Baptist Sunday School Board, now LifeWay Christian Resources, from 1986 to 1993, at First Baptist Church, Joelton, Tennessee from 1996 to 1999, and came to Trenton Baptist Church in Trenton, Kentucky, as Pastor in 1999. His family includes wife Cindy, daughters Cara Anderson and Abby Carter, son-in-law Bryan Carter, and grandsons Kage and Kayson Carter.
But I want to introduce you to the man I have known and loved for 40 years. When I started serving as the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church Joelton, Tennessee, in 1975, one week after I had graduated from Belmont College, Dee (as we called him back then) was a 15 year old young man. He and his family also happened to be one of our closest neighbors (only one home separated our houses.) We got to know one another fairly well as we played tennis, softball, football, volleyball and any other sport we could get together to play. Dee was an active member of our youth ministry and we have had many memorable experiences through the years. He became very interested in a young lady in the youth group, Cindy, (we called her "Hollywood," because of her pretty blond hair and the sunglasses she wore all the time) and being the smooth operator he was she became Mrs. Anderson a few years later. Dee responded to the call of God concerning ministry and I still remember that first sermon he preached at FBC Joelton -- "Blinded by the Light." I want you to know that I love and appreciate this couple for more reasons than I have the space to tell in this article. But I want you to hear what the Lord has to say to us through these choice servants. Meet them yourself and get to know them as a beloved brother and sister in Christ.