Apostle Joel (Calvin) Anderson is a man who was called by God to shine his light, show direction and be a beacon of hope to God's children at a time of darkness and despair. He is a visionary, a prophetic voice, and a specially called man with proof of the anointing of God's Spirit upon his life. As the founder and pastor of the Lighted Candle Telechurch, he has dedicated his life to spreading the word of God to all who seek it.
Apostle Joel is not just a pastor; he is a man of many talents who has a passion for knowledge and is ready to acquire it. He graduated from Herbert Morrison Tech High School, Montego Bay, Jamaica, with the class of 1992, and then proceeded to study Electronics and Computer Technology in the Radio Electronics Television School, Boston, MA, USA, and graduated in the year 2006. He was awarded the MA State Senate 1997 Student of the Year, a distinguished award given to College, University, and Technical school students alike, who persevered and successfully completed their studies against all odds and difficult life circumstances.
His life experiences have taught him to listen to God, observe, and wait on him. Through his own journey of transformation and self-improvement, he amassed a wealth of knowledge through reading books ranging from the Bible, philosophy, science, world religion, writing, psychology, law, and other areas.
Apostle Joel is a family man who understands the importance of the covenant of marriage and family proposed by God. He is happily married to Minister Deborah Anderson, and they share seven children. They recently celebrated a 10-year milestone in their marriage.
Apostle Joel's journey to becoming a pastor began when a passenger instructed him to visit a small church on a hill. There, he found purpose, and God confirmed his calling through an older pastor who prophesied that God sent him there for a reason. After the founding pastor passed away, the Holy Spirit prompted Apostle Joel to make use of his hidden light of leadership, and he was voted in as the new leader of the church. He rebuilt the church by reorganizing and renaming it to align with the vision God had given him. Within a year, he had trained and ordained 10 ministers and 2 deacons to help with the rebuilding of the church.
Apostle Joel's mission is not just to pastor a church; he is called to reach out to all those who seek God's guidance and help them in their journey of faith. His Lighted Candle Telechurch is a place where people from all walks of life can come together to worship and seek God's word. He invites everyone to join him on this journey of faith, and together, they can spread the light of God's love to all corners of the world.