Director - Pennsylvania
Bob Anderson was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He attended Ohio University for two years before entering the U.S. Army. While in the service, Bob was married. However, just two months later, he received orders for Vietnam which would change his life forever. To help pass the time on the long journey by ship, he joined a Chaplain's Bible study where he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. In Vietnam, he served his remaining time as a Chaplain's assistant ministering to men in the field. Upon honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to college at Youngstown State University where he graduated in 1974. Bob spent nine years as the Sports Director at the ABC affiliate in Youngstown. During this time he became excited about a television minister who turned out to be a cultist! The shock that he could be so easily deceived sent Bob on a quest to keep others from the same fate.
In 1978, Bob was offered a sports anchor position at a large station in Texas. However, at the same time, he had the opportunity to join a major Christian television ministry. With a passion for serving God above all else, he turned down the offer in Texas and embarked on a career that would span various aspects of Christian broadcasting ranging from on-air work to production to management. During this time, God was preparing him for a full-time ministry in Christian apologetics through a rigorous and exhaustive study of the Word.
In 1984, Bob left Christian broadcasting and founded Take Heed Ministries, a Christian apologetics and discernment ministry. God greatly prospered that outreach. Bob's sensitive and scripturally sound presentations have been well received by church leaders and laypersons alike. Bob has taught in hundreds of churches, pastors' seminars, and Bible schools in the United States. He has been invited to minister in England and Canada. In 1991 and 1992, he ministered on the streets and in churches throughout Kiev, Ukraine as part of the John Guest Evangelistic Team, where he personally led over 2,000 people to Christ. Again in 1997, Bob traveled to Ternopil, Ukraine to train churches as a representative of the K.U.R.E. Foundation. In 1999, he taught in churches and Bible colleges throughout the greater Cebu City area of the Philippines under the auspices of The David Livingstone Missionary Foundation.
Bob hosted a television program, Exposing the Lie, which was seen via satellite for many years and has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including The 700 Club and D. James Kennedy's Truths that Transform. Bob was also a contributing author to two books: Earth's Final Days, Essay in Apocalypse III by New Leaf Press, and Foreshocks of Antichrist, published by Harvest House.
In January of 1998, Take Heed Ministries merged with Watchman Fellowship. His constant goal is to minister to those bound by the false teachings of cults, to assist the many people who have loved ones in cults, and to inspire and train Christians to earnestly contend for the faith. Bob realizes he can reach only a limited number of people, but by training and equipping saints, a mighty army can be raised up against the flood of deception in today's world.