The Reverend Robert Newton ("Bob") Anderson was installed as the pastor of Oconee Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church on Sunday, August 3, 2008 during an evening service conducted by the Second Presbytery.
Robert Anderson becomes the third minister in the twenty year history of the church. He accepted the call in May and began his pastorate here June 1st. He and his wife, Bobbie, moved here from Macon, Georgia, where he served as Associate Pastor of North Macon Presbyterian Church (PCA) from 2005 to 2008.
The Reverend Anderson was born in Macon, Georgia in 1949, and after receiving a BSBA degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1971, served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps as a second lieutenant.
Following his honorable discharge, he was employed by the Royal Crown Cola Company from 1976 to 1980 in Technical Services for bottling plants throughout the United States.
In 1977 he married Frances Williams ("Bobbie") of Atlanta, Georgia. They are the parents of two children: Christopher, age 26, an aspiring musician in Nashville, Tennessee, and Timothy, a firefighter/emergency medical technician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Reverend Anderson attended Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1980 to 1983 when he graduated with the Master of Divinity degree.
He remained at Westminster Theological Seminary where he served as Vice President for Development from 1984 to 2003.
During that time he assisted with the planting of Proclamation Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He also served as Assistant to the Pastor at Proclamation Presbyterian Church for 15 years while serving as the Vice President of Development at Westminster Theological Seminary.
In 2003 he returned to Georgia and in 2005 accepted a position as the Associate Pastor of North Macon Presbyterian Church (PCA).