Evangelist Linda Magdalene Anderson was born on March 24, 1950 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Missionary M. Marie and Pastor James A. Anderson, Sr. Anderson. She is the oldest of nine siblings.
Linda lived in Needles, California during her formative years. She sang in Madrigals, performed in several school plays, and could “run like the wind”, beating the records of several of her male schoolmates!
Upon graduating from Needles High School in 1968, she moved to San Diego and resided with her grandmother, the late Evangelist Ola H. Garner. She attended San Diego City College, where she studied to become a music teacher.
Linda joined Israelite Church of God In Christ under the late Pastor Harvey Jesse. In 1972, Linda began directing the Young Adult, Senior, and Mass choirs. She is known for being a passionate directress. She sang with the Beams of Faith and the Chosen Evangelistic Singers under the leadership of Shirley Gary.
Alas, the call that was put on her life at the age of fifteen, when she accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior, moved her in a different direction. Upon hearing and heeding the voice of the Lord to become an evangelist, she has preached the unadulterated word of God with conviction and power. Linda was an anointed songstress, teacher, preacher, church administrator, caregiver, and community mother. There was never a task that was too small for Linda. She was truly a humble servant of God.
Linda was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, and friend. She knew no stranger and will be missed by many. She is irreplaceable!
Linda was preceded in death by her father, Elder James A. Anderson, Sr. She is survived by her mother, Missionary M. Marie Anderson, her sisters, Jannie, Van, Debbie and Danasha, and her brothers, James Jr., Donald, Terry and Stephen as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and many godsons and goddaughters.
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