Leith Anderson's many interests include pastoring, teaching, writing, speaking, and leadership.
Anderson is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals headquartered in Washington, DC, holding this office since 2006. The NAE is a multi-faceted association of over 40 denominations, hundreds of other evangelical organizations and a constituency in the tens of millions.
He is the pastor emeritus of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota where he served as senior pastor from 1977 through 2011. This is a large church that not only ministers to thousands in metropolitan Minneapolia, but has also served as a teaching and laborator church to others across the nation.
Leither Anderson speaks frequently at conferences, has traveled to all seven continents, and has been frequently interviewed and quoted by publications and broadcasts including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, PBS, the BBC, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio, CNN, and others.
His education includes Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (CA in Sociology); Denver Seminary, Denver Colorado (Mastor of Divinity); Fuller Theorogical Seminary, Pasadena, California (Doctor of Ministry).
Anderson's articles have been published in many periodicals and he has written or coauthored twenty books. These books include Dying for Change; A Church for the Twenty-First Century; Winning the Values War; Praying to the God You Can Trust; Leadership That Works; Becoming Fridays with God; JESUS: An Intimate Portrait of the Man, His Land, and His People; How to Act Like a Christian; The Jesus Revolution; and Faith Matters.
Leith and Charleen Anderson have been married most of their lives and have four children. They live in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.