BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- Longtime Louisiana pastor Bob Anderson, a former first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, died Dec. 13 after a seven-year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84.
Anderson led Parkview Baptist Church in Baton Rouge from 1974 until his retirement in 1996, growing the congregation to 5,000 members.
He founded Parkview Baptist School in 1981, now one of Louisiana's largest private schools with 1,200 students from pre-kindergarten to high school. Don Mayes, Parkview's superintendent since 2013, is one of Parkview's alumni from the 1980s and the father of a high school senior there. Read More