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Leith Anderson (b.1944) has served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church, in Eden Prairie, Minnesotamarker, since 1977. His education includes Moody Bible Institutemarker, Chicago, Illinois; Bradley Universitymarker, Peoria, Illinois (BA in Sociology); Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado; Fuller Theological Seminarymarker, Pasadena, California (Doctor of Ministry).

Anderson has written articles published in many periodicals, and he has authored eight books including, "Dying for Change," "A Church for the 21st Century," "Praying to the God You Can Trust," "Leadership That Works" and "Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People."

Faith Matters is the radio ministry of Leith Anderson and Wooddale Church. The ministry began in its current format in August 1999. Faith Matters is heard on Christian stations across the United States.

As a Denver Seminary alumnus, Anderson served as the interim president of that institution from 1999-2000, following the death of the preceding president, Dr. Clyde McDowell. He was succeeded by the current president, Dr. Craig Williford.

Anderson is the president of the U.S.marker National Association of Evangelicals, replacing Ted Haggard on 4th November 2006. He had also been president of the group from 2001-03.

Anderson is a proponent of the Bible Literacy Project's curriculum, The Bible and Its Influence, for public high school literature courses.

In November 2009, Anderson signed an ecumencial statement known as the Manhattan Declaration calling on Evangelicals, Catholics and Orthodox not to comply with rules and laws forcing them to accept abortion, same-sex marriage and other ideals that go against their religious consciences.


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