Robert Lynn Anderson was born September 22, 1936 in Saskatchewan, Canada. After graduating from high school at Western Christian College (Weyburn, Saskatchewn) he attended Freed-Hardeman College (Henderson, Tennessee) and Harding College (Searcy, Arkansas) where he received the B.A. degree in 1959. He received the M.A. degree in 1965 from Harding Graduate School of Religion (Memphis, Tennessee). In 1990 Anderson was the first Doctor of Ministry graduate at Abilene Christian University.

Anderson’s ministry experience includes the establishment of a congregation in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, where he preached from 1960-1964. In 1964-1965 he preached in Lepanto, Arkansas, and then established a congregation in Kelowna, British Columbia, where he ministered for six years. From 1971-1989 he preached at Highland Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas. From 1990-1996 he preached at Preston Road Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas. Following these congregational ministries, he devoted full-time to leadership development and coaching through Hope Network Ministries. He conducted a radio ministry consisting of brief 60-second spots heard twice daily in Kelowna and three times per day in Abilene.

He was active in community life, serving in leadership and board positions in Kiwanis Club, Community Chest, United Appeals, Action for Education Association, and the Committee for Better Education Now. As an adjunct professor, he taught cross cultural communication, Bible, and ministry courses at Abilene Christian University.

This sketch is adapted from the biographical note on the dust jacket of Lynn Anderson, Steps to Life, 20th Century Sermons Series Volume 10. Abilene: Biblical Research Press, 1977.

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Submissions from 2019

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Finding aid for Robert Lynn Anderson Papers, (1965-2019), Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives

Submissions from 1977

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Sermon How to Find Faith, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon The Fruit of the Spirit, Robert Lynn Anderson

Submissions from 1976

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Sermon 'Spiritual' Freedom, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon What is 'Spirituality'?, Robert Lynn Anderson

Submissions from 1975

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Sermon Portrait of a Servant, Robert Lynn Anderson

Submissions from 1971

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Sermon Ride the Wild Horses, Lynn Anderson

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Sermon A Wild Horse Named Absalom, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon A Wild Horse Named Desire, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon Drum-Major Instincts, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon Fruitful Frustrations, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon Gambling Instincts, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon God of All Help: What is Your Crutch?, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon How does One become Spiritual, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon Interruptions, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon Make a Friend of Your Fears, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Sermon The World is Not Enough, Robert Lynn Anderson

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The Indwelling Spirit, Robert Lynn Anderson

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Wild Horses series sermon on anger, Robert Lynn Anderson