Biography

 

Dr. David Anderson, founder and President of the BridgeLeader Network (BLN), is one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture and wealth. His global work has brought hope and healing to communities, families and people in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Wherever there is a divide, Anderson seeks to build a bridge through relevant and intelligent conversation. His insight, vision, and passion have made him a widely sought speaker, writer, and consultant for major national and international events and policy initiatives. He has appeared on ABC, FOX, BET, TBN and CSPAN television networks and has been interviewed on more than 2,000 radio stations worldwide.

Anderson is a bridge-building voice in the Nation's Capital as host of the daily radio talk show RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson on WAVA (105.1 FM) - the most listened to Christian Talk Station on the East Coast and the 2nd most listened to Christian Talk station in the nation.  Dr. Anderson takes his RealTalk with Dr. David Anderson to ABC2 Baltimore in Maryland each week on Sunday mornings.

David Anderson earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2001 from Oxford Graduate School's American Centre for Religion and Society Studies in the US, while studying and defending his essays at Oxford University in England.

As the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, Dr. Anderson reaches a dynamic, multicultural congregation of over 4,000 weekly attendees, from more than 52 different nations, located in Columbia, Maryland, and is viewed online in over 100 countries.

Dr. Anderson is the author of several books on race and diversity, including Letters Across the Divide (Baker, 2001) and Multicultural Ministry (Zondervan, 2004) and the award-winning Gracism: The Art of Inclusion (IVP, 2007).  In 2010 Dr. Anderson edited and co-authored the acclaimed Multicultural Ministry Handbook: Creatively Connecting to a Diverse World (IVP, 2010). His newest book, I Forgrace You: Doing Good to Those Who Have Hurt You (IVP, 2011) is now available at AndersonSpeaks.com.

Dr. Anderson and his wife, Amber, reside in Ellicott City, Maryland, with their three children, Isaiah, Luke, and Asia.