Pastor Kenneth Lee Anderson

April 20, 1942 - September 04, 2019

Pastor Kenneth Lee Anderson

April 20, 1942 - September 04, 2019


Kenneth L. Anderson was born April 20, 1942 to Martha Williams and Amos Anderson. To this union one child was born in Claremore, OK. He received his Elementary education in Claremore, OK. Junior High education in Omaha, NE. and proudly graduated High School from the “Mighty Booker T. Washington” Class of 1960 in Tulsa, OK. And as he would say, “If you didn’t graduate from Booker T. You wouldn’t understand!”

On June 22, 1965 Kenneth married the love of his life Frankie Lu Brown (54 Years). Ten children were born to this union, seven were graciously, though reluctantly, given back to God shortly after their births allowing their second to none son (Keith Lonnel), seventh born (Joseph Michael), and tenth child (Faith Elizabeth) to be raised in a loving home influenced by God, love, music and community service.

In 1966 he joined the US Air Force which comprised of on and offshore assignments in Lincoln, Nebraska and Paris, France. He served this country for five years being honorably discharged in 1971. He continued his education in visual arts advancing his knowledge in studies of ART and Videography at the Famous Art School of Nebraska & Tulsa Community College.

Kenneth is a man of many talents. He could master anything he put his mind to. His passion for cars led to a lifelong career in mechanics. He has earned state and local recognition throughout his career with Tulsa Public Schools. He was a certified expert in the Hydrotex & CNG. The Tulsa World featured his talents as the winning electrician with the fastest diagnostic achievements for Tulsa Public Schools making him the first and eldest Master Mechanic for the department. During his career he was known for sharing his love for his family, creative arts and technology. Tulsa Public Schools allowed him to design the new look of the Tulsa Public Schools charter buses allowing for additional acknowledgement of his ability to design at large.

Kenneth came to know the Lord as his Savior over 40 years ago the 1st Sunday in July under Evangelist Fred Olive among seven other men at Northside COGIC. He worked diligently in several capacities as Deacon, Bus Driver, Janitor, and Property Manager for the church under 1st Administrative Assistant Carl Prather and Superintendent M.O. Ross Sr. He received his call to ministry 15 years ago and began pastoring at Emmanuel COGIC in Pawnee, OK.

For years Kenneth has been known as Jumpin’ Juicy (Track and Field), the Black Arrow (Archery) and the man who played tennis in long pants. The bass player for Northside COGIC. Proud Father of the OK State record holder in the 100-meter dash: lead singer of the Natalie Wilson & S.O.P. hit song “Let’s Talk About Jesus”; and Kirk Franklin’s principal background vocalist.

Primarily he was known as son of Carl and Ruth Prather, loving husband of 54 years, proud father of three, Pastor to Emmanuel COGIC, Oklahoma Northwest State Public Relations Chair, servant, and friend impacting the lives of all he encountered.

He leaves to cherish his wife of 54 years Frankie Lu (Tulsa), sons Keith Lonnel (Fort Worth) and Joseph Michael (NaTasha)(Houston), daughter Faith Elizabeth (Dallas), one daughter in love Roshona Anderson (Dallas), and two grandsons Khalil Jamal (Dallas) and Jhelan Ayinde’ (Wichita Falls), three sisters Donna Collins (Tulsa), Barbara Johnson (John)(Kansas City), and Pamela Henderson (Greg)(Kansas City). One brother Dwight Anderson (Kansas City) and two special cousins Emma Lee and Ladell Anderson and a host of relatives and friends

Funeral Services for Pastor Anderson will be 10:00am Friday September 13, 2019 Faith Temple Family Church, 2708 MLK Blvd. Tulsa, OK 74106.

Interment to follow in Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. “When caring truly matters, DYER cares.” 918-425-5549

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37 responses to Pastor Kenneth Lee Anderson

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  1. Godmother, Keith, Joseph And Faith We Are Praying That God Continue To Embrace You All In His Comforting And Loving Arms. We Will “Defiantly Miss God-Daddy, But We Are At Peace Knowing That He Is In Heaven..Love You All

  2. In His Absence, We Know His Presence Is With Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ, I Met This Wonderful Anderson Family, Headed By A Great Man Of God… Through “Faith” I Clearly Saw Why Faith Was So Easy To Love… She Came From Love… My Heart And Prayers Are With You Ms. Frankie, And Your Beautiful Children “Mikki”

  3. God Keep Wrap Your Arms Around This Family, Give Them Your Unexplaimable Comfort And Peace During This Time. My Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All. Love Esther Clark

  4. There Are Very Few People To Be Chosen As A True Role Model In This Life. It Felt Good To See You And To Know That Living Righteously Is Possible. Thank You For Being An Example Of Christ For Those Of Us Who Often Fail. You Are Already Missed.

  5. Celebrating The Life Of A Father, Friend And Shepherd. You Are Always In Our Thoughts And Prayers! Please Know That Though He Is Gone, His Light Will Ever Shine Around Us, Encouraging Us All To Keep The Faith, Knowing That We Will See Him Again.

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