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Rev. Dr. Carey G. Anderson is the Senior Minister of First AME Church, Seattle, WA, where he has served since November 2004. Prior to his appointment at FAME, Pastor Anderson was Pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Wichita, KS from 2000-2004, and had been the Pastor of Bethel AME Church in Reno, Nevada from 1984 to 2000.


Pastor Anderson holds a B.A. Degree from California State University, Hayward; a Master of Divinity Degree from Pacific School of Religion Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO.


Pastor Anderson has a substance abuse counseling certification through the National Association for Addiction Professionals, his Program Administrator certification through the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, State of Nevada, and his teaching credential in the State of Nevada.


Other Memberships:

National Association for Addiction Professionals

Teaching Credential – Washoe County, State of Nevada

Pacific Northwest Conference of the AME Church, 5th Episc. District

Black History Project, Nevada State


Programs Started During his Leadership:

FAME Equity Alliance of Western Washington

MLK FAME Community Center, Seattle, WA

Let’s Get Moving, FAME Seattle, WA

Bethel Housing Development Corporation

Sister to Sister Teen Mother’s Project – Sparks, NV

Black Youth Peer Education – HIV/AIDS Prevention Project – Washoe County, NV

Black Youth Mentoring Project – No. NV Black Cultural Awareness Society


Board Memberships and Acknowledgements - Past

Washoe at Risk (WAR) – Addressing Student Dropout rate in Washoe County, NV

Community Services Agency, Reno, NV

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, Reno, NV

Truckee Meadows Community College Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee

Truckee Meadows Fair Housing Board of Directors

NAACP – Freedom Award Citation, for providing civil rights leadership in northern Nevada, 1991.

Board Memberships – Present

FAME Equity Alliance of Washington, Board Chairman

MLK FAME Community Center, Founding Member & Chair

FAME Housing Association, Ex-Officio

Communities of Concern Commission, President

City of Seattle's Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force

King County Regional Homelessness Authority 

30th Legislative District Democrats

Washington Equity Now Alliance

Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion

King County Public Health Partnerships

United Black Christian Clergy

MLK Gandhi Initiative

Rev. Dr. Samuel Berry McKinney Coalition

Pacific NW Conference of the AME Church, Finance Chairman

Pacific NW Conference of the AME Church, Board of Examiners Chairman



Articles & Publications

Voices from the pulpit, State of Washington

Christian Recorder, AME Church Official Organ



Congressional Award – For Housing & Community Development, Bethel Housing Development Corporation. Sparks, NV

City of Sparks Commendation – 1996

For recognition as Executive Director of Ridge House, a residential substance abuse facility for ex-felon men and women

Program Director of the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society's Black Mentor Project - African American boys.

Golden Eagle Award – For Civic and Social Standing in the Wichita, KS Community. Presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 2004.

City of Seattle – Rev. Carey G. Anderson Day Proclamation by Mayor Greg Nichols, 2007 Northwest Black Pioneers – Seattle Roots Committee Award, 2011.


Pastor Anderson is happily married to Dr. Phyllis D.  Gearring-Anderson, an ANCC  Board Certified Family ARNP.  She has served on several community boards and is active in ministry with her husband.  Together they have three adult children and five grandchildren.

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