Greetings from Kyle Anderson

Greetings Servant Faith Family,

My name is Kyle Anderson and I have the pleasure of writing to you today to share that I have been offered and accepted the opportunity to serve as your next Senior Pastor. Church of the Servant has a storied history of being the hands and feet of Christ in Oklahoma City and beyond. I am excited and honored by the opportunity to participate in the next chapter of that story. My first Sunday with you will be June 30th.

I also wanted to use this opportunity to provide a bit of an introduction. Outside of my faith, my greatest passion in life is my family. My wife Heather and I met while pursuing our undergraduate degrees at Oklahoma City University and we have now shared over 15 years of marriage together. Heather’s profession is in education, and she currently works as a curriculum designer and educational technologist who specializes in digital learning. Together we have two children. Our oldest is our 9-year-old son Kaden, who is compassionate, imaginative, and possesses a love for Cub Scouts, science, and all things Minecraft. Our daughter Rowan is 4, and can usually be found coloring, caring for one of her many dolls, or dancing in her tutu or any dress that will unfurl as she spins.

Professionally, following my time at OCU, I received my Master of Divinity degree from Saint Paul School of Theology. Currently I am completing my MBA remotely through Dakota Wesleyan University. My first pastoral appointment came at the age of 23 when I was appointed to the United Methodist Churches in Manchester and Wakita, Oklahoma where I like to say my true pastoral education took place. For the past thirteen years, I have served alongside the tremendous people of the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater: Eight years as an associate and the past five years as the Senior Pastor.

Those are just a few pieces of my story, and I am excited to listen to and begin to be a part of yours for years to come. Until we worship together for the first time on June 30th, know that I will be praying for you and your transitions team pastors Rev. Jessica Moffatt and Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann. I am humbled to know for months you have been praying for me without even knowing my name. I request that you continue to do so and for my family as well during this time of transition. We look forward to joining with the family of faith that is Church of the Servant and to begin dreaming of how the Lord will use us to build God’s Kingdom, together. See you soon!

Pastor Kyle