Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Anders (Charles Danny (Dan)) Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
The Charles Danny (Dan) Anders Papers documents the activities of Dan Anders during his tenure as the preaching minister of the Malibu Church of Christ at Pepperdine University from 1985-1998, as well aspects of his study and ministry starting before 1960. The collection contains audio cassette recordings of his sermons and his written log of the sermons, including title, scripture reference, and the location preached. The papers contain his written sermons, 1985-1998, and his collection of materials on the books of the Bible and many other subjects related to faith and ministry. The collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, dated 1985-1998, between Dan Anders and church and Pepperdine community members. The collection contains photographs taken at the church's farewell to Dan and Judy Anders in 1998. Also included are his reference files of stories, quotes, and resources. The collection includes audio cassette tapes of sermons from Pepperdine Bible Lectures, 1990-1995, and Lipscomb University Lectures, 1990. There are also audio cassette recordings of sermons by many other speakers. Finally, the collection includes Malibu Church of Christ Orders of Worship from 1985-1998, as well as El Monte Church of Christ Bulletins from 1965-1969, when Dan Anders was the minister there.
Charles Danny (Dan) Anders was born on October 3, 1936 in Dallas, Texas and adopted by Christian parents, Charles H. Anders and Verna Lou Mathis. He was brought up in Dallas and Seagoville, Texas and attended Abilene Christian College (ACU). There he excelled in the study of Bible and Greek. Dan was recognized for his preaching ability early in life and made a 6-month missionary journey around the world with E.W. McMillan in 1958. He married Judy Snow of Dallas in 1963. Dan and Judy had two daughters, Leigh Ann and Lara. Dan's full-time preaching ministry took him to the following churches: Graham Street Church of Christ in Stephenville, Texas, 1961-1965; Hoyt Avenue Church of Christ in El Monte, California, 1965-1969; the Central Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, 1969-1983; and after a merger, Southwest Central Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, 1983-1985. In 1985, Dan and Judy moved to Malibu, California where Dan preached for the Malibu Church of Christ (later known as the University Church of Christ) on the campus of Pepperdine University until 1998. Dan Anders was the first full-time preacher of the Malibu Church of Christ. Dan worked briefly with the Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler, Texas following his retirement from full-time ministry. Noted as an effective preacher and teacher, Dan conducted hundreds of evangelistic meetings, workshops, and retreats, and was a speaker at many university Bible Lectures nationwide at a time when there was much study and discussion about the role of women in the church. He wrote for journals including 21st Century Christian, Restoration Quarterly, UpReach, Image, and Power for Today. Dan held a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University. ACU President Royce Money recognized Dan posthumously as one of ACU's Distinguished Alumni during Dan's memorial service at the Glenwood Church in Tyler. During his time in Malibu, Dan was a contributor to the local newspaper, Malibu Times, engaging the local citizenry on religious topics. He worked to build community among area clergy for prayer and Bible study and was involved with establishing a disaster relief fund for local emergencies. After a ten-year battle with lymphatic cancer, Dan died on February 8, 1999 at the age of 62.
20 Linear Feet Textual materials, card files, audio cassette tapes, photos (31 Hollinger boxes, 10 audio cassette boxes, 1 carton, 1 flat box)
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Advanced notice required for access.