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New Jersey Pastor Dr. Laura Anderson defies rash of odds en route to accepting her God-mandated calling


“He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” (Proverbs 21:21)


GOD IS WITH HER

GOD’S LEADING LADY — A native of Farmersville, Alabama, Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson, 55, is the Senior Pastor of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, her Bayville, New Jersey-area ministry that is located at 91 Atlantic City Boulevard.

During the infancy stages of her teenage life, Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson wouldn’t be what most would describe as a typical teenager.

Consider, for instance, her notable upbringing in the church.
“Received the Holy Ghost and baptism in Jesus Name at the age of 14,” Dr. Anderson, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling arguably one of the memorable spiritual moments of her life, during which she had effectively sold out to Almighty God within the walls of Apostolic Fountain Ministry Birthing Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
And the rest, as they say, was history.
Consequently, that Dr. Anderson had deemed it essential to live for Christ, by all accounts, had given way to her spiritual gifts being discovered in ways unimaginable, particularly by her then-Pastor, James Whitmore, who recognized her gift of the prophesy some two years later.

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A ministerial tenure that spans nearly four decades, Dr. Anderson became a Prophet in 1980. Her Pastoral tenure commenced in 2000.

“(I was being) used by God mightily at a young age,” said Dr. Anderson, who eventually served in what was known as missionary outreach, all the while exposing her immeasurable talents as a playwright and youth advisor.

Years later, Dr. Anderson began to steadily have a valiant impact in the Body of Christ, a trend that ultimately led to her becoming an ordain elder, as well as what was known as an office prophet, during which she was afforded the golden opportunity to display her administrative skills.

A native of Farmersville, Alabama, Dr. Anderson, 55, is the Senior Pastor of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, her Bayville, New Jersey-area ministry that is located at 91 Atlantic City Boulevard.

For Dr. Anderson, her rise to evolving as a fixture in the Body of Christ comes amid a rash of unfavorable circumstances through which she’s managed to persevere and conquer.

“When chosen for the nursing administrative position, pastoral office, because of such negative influences in my life — verbal, sexual, physical and mental abuse of dyslexia and other learning disability — I was a woman who struggled with academic challenges,” Dr. Anderson recalled. “(I was) told I would never be nothing and was tormented by the spirit of apathy and abandonment.”

Still, such turmoil never in any way, shape, or form deterred this devout woman of faith from pressing and navigating toward the purpose for which God created her.


FAITH & FAMILY FOCUS 

Having initially began witnessing God set her aside for His use in ministry a little more than two decades ago, Dr. Anderson is a part of a family of resourceful preachers including her husband, Pastor William Anderson, her brother, Mikelin Oliver, her daughter, and her daughters, Prophetess Precious Lester and Elder Takola Gonzalez, both of whom work alongside her in ministry.

If nothing else, she was destined to become an even bigger and better version of herself with God, her Helper, steering the way.

“After embracing my call to the office as a Pastor, I experienced the withdrawal of those I supported and I called family and friends,” Dr. Anderson said. “(It was a) betrayal of covenant, which causes great emotional pain.”

At times, Dr. Anderson explained, such a tear-jerking, seemingly uncontrollable sequence appeared downright discomforting and uncalled for — for the most part.


“Many reneged on their promises, and I found myself in a dessert place alone, rejected, lonely, suspicious of not knowing who I could trust,” Dr. Anderson said. “I began to doubt that God had chosen me to lead His people.”


But what she had ultimately found out was that God’s ways were far more superior to hers — and anybody else’s for that matter.

“When I allow God voice to overpower all of my doubt, torment, shame and false influence, He taught me to trust Him every step of the way,” Dr. Anderson said. “I began to see it wasn’t what others thought about me or even what I thought about myself. I realize God chose and predestined me for the mandate that He put on by life, not man.”

SHE’S SOLD OUT — That Dr. Anderson had deemed it essential to live for Christ, by all accounts, had given way to her spiritual gifts being discovered, particularly by her then-Pastor, James Whitmore, who recognized her gift of the prophesy some two after she had become baptized with the precious Holy Ghost.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Through her immeasurable gifts to the Body of Christ, Dr. Anderson founded Laura Anderson Ministries in 2007, which is widely regarded as an international evangelist ministry, of sorts.

Nearly a decade later, she was officially installed as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, a milestones that has greatly enabled her to execute Doctrines Of Divinity, all the while assuming the illustrious offices of Epistle Bishop and Affirm Apostle.

Through her immeasurable gifts to the Body of Christ, Dr. Anderson founded Laura Anderson Ministries in 2007, which is widely regarded as an international evangelist ministry, of sorts.

Having initially began witnessing God set her aside for His use in ministry a little more than two decades ago, Dr. Anderson is a part of a family of resourceful preachers including her husband, Pastor William Anderson, her brother, Mikelin Oliver, her daughter, and her daughters, Prophetess Precious Lester and Elder Takola Gonzalez, both of whom work alongside her in ministry.

A ministerial tenure that spans nearly four decades, Dr. Anderson became a Prophet in 1980. Her Pastoral tenure commenced in 2000.

HE WAS THERE ALL THE TIME — For Dr. Anderson, her rise to evolving as a fixture in the Body of Christ comes amid a rash of unfavorable circumstance through which she’s managed to persevere and conquer.

“I continue to soar, knowing God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called,” said Dr. Anderson, who interestingly survived — and “defeated” — a premature death 1986 amid a battle with depression. “I’m glad I responded to the call. Yes, I believe He called and chose me with all of my imperfects to make perfect (His will.)”

For nearly 40 years — and counting.


ABOUT APOSTLE DR. LAURA ANDERSON

(Bio Submitted by Apostle Dr. Laura Anderson)

Apostle Laura V. Anderson is the celebrated Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, Inc. and Director of Life Changing Bible Institute situated in the progressive city of Bayville, New Jersey. Apostle Anderson’s aspirations are for the power of God and demonstration of God’s love, healing and deliverance.  It has been shown through her how to compel men and women to draw nigh to the Father. She became one of the youngest missionaries at the age of 16, under the tutelage of the late Pastor James Whitmore and Bishop William Bonner of the Apostolic Faith Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. She has a heart for the lost souls. Her ministry roles has reached far becoming part of the outreach street services, anointed playwriting, producing and directing plays that is known for penetrating to the very core of humanity’s existence; thus bringing healing and deliverance to those who were impacted in an overwhelming way not only reaching souls within the church but also within the community at large.

Apostle Anderson Christian journey grew as she continued in her Christian life to take a more formidable shape in her early adult life acknowledging she was born a prophet to the nation. During this time Apostle Laura developed an ear for the voice of God and she became even more creative in winning souls. She joined Victory First Presbyterian Deliverance Church in Atlantic City, NJ under the leadership of Drs. Charles R. and Diana L. Lyles. Where she served as an Elder, Financial Advisor & Treasurer, Church Administrator, and Women’s Department.

October 26, 2015 Apostle received Episcopal Consecration to the office of Bishop also Affirmed as Gods Holy Apostle. October 2015 she received her Doctor Degree , and was awarded in the Township of Berkeley by Major Carmen F. Amato Jr. with a Proclamation Aware in April, 2013.  Apostle Laura V. Anderson is submitted to Holy Apostolic See of Bishop Anthony W. Gilyard, in Elizbeth, NJ.

Apostle mandate and vision has reached far beyond the four walls of the cathedral to crossing over, developing and opening an Outreach Center for mentally, physically and sexually abused woman in 2016. As having 30 plus years in nursing, case management brought about a greater understandingly her call, purpose, passion for leadership and shepherding the flock of God! Many testimonies follow the ministry of this vessel as she travels throughout the United States preaching the word of God. She has traveled to Africa and Puerto Rico. The impact that she has within the Kingdom of God is unprecedented.

“He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit has to say to the Church”


For more information on Bayville, New Jersey-area Author Dr. Laura Anderson of Emanuel Healing Deliverance Cathedral, call 732.608.0171 or connect with the church via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmanuel-Healing-Deliverance-Cathedral/288487481312539. Email her at: ehdm815@gmail.com.


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