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Meet Our Leaders

For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach - Titus 1:7-14

Our Pastor

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson is a: Civil Rights Activist of Law, Housing Developer, NAACP Board Member, Philanthropist. In June 2010 the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Anderson was  chosen to be the 6th Senior Pastor of  the Historic Williams Chapel Baptist Church which has served the Oakland community for more than 80 years.

He has an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. He has done internship programs at Oral Robert University in Tulsa Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Bell Gove 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 Dr. Anderson’s faithfulness and commitment to his call to preach the Gospel at a very young age along with his community involvement the President of Bell Grove honored him with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree.  He is also a graduate of Pneuma Theological Seminary in Oakland, CA where he earned in 2018 a Doctor of Christian Counseling.  To God Be The Glory!

Dr. Anderson’s religious and community affiliations (past and present) are numerous. He is currently Moderator of the Bible Way District Association formally known as the Christian Fellowship District Association which is apart of the Progressive National Baptist Convention PNBC. 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 is currently launching a $52,000,000 Project of 67 Affordable Senior Housing units with Eden Housing Inc  and  20 Mixed-Use Housing  units for low income families Coming in 2023. East Bay Urban Alliance, “ I Need Thee Gospel Hour Inc.”, National Missionary Baptist State Convention of America (where he served on the Foreign Mission Board as Chairman), NAACP Oakland branch where he served as Chairman of the housing committee.

Spiritual Advisor for the Greater Bay Area Oakland’s City Hall, Life time member of the NAACP. Dr.Anderson is apart of a fraternal fellowships of Christian leaders from across the nation and beyond.

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. Ellesse Anderson and is the proud father of Isabella Anderson and Francesca Anderson.


Our Staff

Ministerial Staff:

Minister Alvin Riley

Evangelist Alicia Anderson


Administrative Staff:

Sister Doris Triplett, Executive Assistant (

Sister Avis McQueen, Administrative 

Sister Bernice Jones, Receptionist


Trustee Staff:

Omni Business Services LLC

Sister Doris Triplett, Executive Assistant (

Deacon Dwayne Scruggs

Auxiliaries In Ministry Servant Leaders:

Deacon Dwayne Scruggs: Deacons Ministry

Sister Dorothy Farmer: Sunday School Ministry & Bible Training Union Ministry

Sister Avis McQueen: Women's Ministry

Sister Delilah Brooks & Lady Ellesse Anderson: Children’s Ministry

Deacon Eddie Hill: Men's Ministry

Sister June Foster: Mental Health Ministry

Deacon Dwayne Scruggs: Pastor Aide Ministry

Deacon Larry Chambers & Deacon David Reed: Armor Bearers Ministry

Sister Willie Ruth Jones: Ushers & Greeters Ministry

The Salvation Army: Could Be Me Ministry

Sister Nicole Bond: Women of Excellence Ministry

​General Church: Social Justice Ministry 

​Music and Arts Ministry

Brother Robert  Anderson: Minister of Music

Sister Avis McQueen: Musical Director

Sister Dorothy Banks: Mass Voices Choir

Deacon Eddie Hill: Male Chorus

Campus Staff:

Deacon John Matthews: Custodian

Deacon Larry Chambers: Security

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