Bernie’s Bio

Bernie Anderson, MDiv. is a Senior Church Advisor and Sr. Regional Manager serving the Eastern US, for World Vision, the world’s largest Christian humanitarian and development organization. Prior to joining the staff at World Vision Bernie was a pastor for 23 years in the Seventh-day Adventist church. He’s been a senior pastor, youth pastor, and college pastor in congregations in Texas, Utah and Florida. Most recently he served as the teaching pastor for a young adult gathering, called the Bridge, located near Orlando, FL at the Forest Lake Church. Bernie is a lifelong, Dallas Cowboys fan, loves running, and is a relentless adventure seeker having recently summited Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Bernie’s story…

God brought about a powerful transformation in his life by breaking a long-time, secret, addiction to pornography while he served in full-time pastoral ministry. Prompted by a desire to help others and to call attention to porn’s devastating impact Bernie continues to openly shares his story. He is the author of the book Breaking the Silence: A Pastor Goes Public about His Battle with Pornography.

Bernie is a known speaker on the problem of pornography and travels regularly to speak to groups in the US and abroad. He has appeared on Fox News, World News Tonight, and been interviewed by the Associated Press, Newsweek magazine, and Focus on the Family.

Bernie is a graduate of Southwestern Adventist University, and Andrews University Seminary.

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