Pastor of Chicago Miracle Temple Church, Bishop William Preston Anderson was born into eternity on January 6th, 2021. Bishop Anderson has served the residents of Chicago Heights and surrounding areas for over thirty-five years.
Bishop Anderson and his wife, Co-Pastor Cheryl Anderson have hosted community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the community, they have honored first responders during the red and blue Sundays, have hosted community toy drives and continue to support the food produce mobile through the Chicago Heights Park District.
William Preston Anderson was born on August 8th 1946 to parents Phil and Addie Lee (Perrin) Anderson. He grew up in the segregated town of Laurens, South Carolina along with siblings; Mary, Phil, Olacee, Vivian, Liz, James, Harold and Kevin. Bishop Anderson joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. After his time in the United States Army, Anderson attended and graduated from East Texas Bible College under R.W. Shambach. Bishop Anderson would meet the love of his life, Cheryl Robinson Anderson at the bible college. They were married on August 8th 1981 in Rochester New York.
Bishop Anderson and his wife Cheryl have three beautiful daughters, Candace Anderson Edwards (Alfonzo), Crystal Anderson and Carlisa Anderson. Their life has been blessed with five grandchildren, William, PrestonJames, Cher’Lyra, Zechariah and Kylin.
Bishop Anderson would begin every morning on his knees in prayer. His favorite bible verse was Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”Subscribe
One of Anderson’s heroes was Martin Luther King. Bishop Anderson would invite the community of Chicago Heights to a celebration of Martin Luther King’s life every year. Honored guests included past Chicago Heights Mayors, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Barack Obama (before he was President).
According to his daughter Crystal, Bishop Anderson’s greatest legacy is “All the lives he led to Christ and the positive influence he left on everyone.”
A public celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 22nd from 6PM-9PM at Leak & Sons funeral home located at 18400 South Pulaski Road in Country Club Hills. Social distancing will be in place. A birthday memorial will take August 8th 2021 by invitation.
Chicago Miracle Temple church is located at 34 East 16th Street in Chicago Heights.