PASTOR CAREY G. ANDERSON
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.
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
City of Seattle's Equitable Communities Initiative Task Force
Communities of Concern, Executive Committee Vice Chair
Executive Committee Vice Chair, Communities of Concern Commission
King County Regional Homelessness Authority
United Black Christian Clergy
Articles & Publications
Voices from the pulpit, State of Washington
Christian Recorder, AME Church Official Organ
AWARDS & CITATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
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 four grandchildren.