MODESTO, CA - Christian Love Baptist Church prominent Pastor James Anderson, 83, died of a heart attack this past week.
Pastor Anderson was known for his open doors to all of the community, as the church's residence was located in the low-income area of Modesto, CA. He and the church served members of the community with local programs and workshops to help those in need and formerly incarcerated individuals who wanted a new start.
Pastor Anderson was especially known throughout the community during the celebration of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Many community leaders considered him a friend, mentor, and community peace activist; he is survived by three of his five children and his wife, Karen Anderson.
Read about the incredible life of Pastor Anderson here in detailed Fresno Bee article.
Viewing to be held from 6 to 8 p.m.July 25, at Christian Love Baptist, 202 H St. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at United Pentecostal Church of Modesto, 825 Seventh St.