Rev. Lennett Anderson

Lecturer in Leadership and Racial Justice (effective July 1, 2021)


The President and the Board of Trustees of Acadia Divinity College (ADC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Lennett J. Anderson, CD to the faculty as Lecturer in Leadership and Racial Justice, effective July 1, 2021. This is a half-time appointment, enabling Rev. Anderson to remain as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, while helping to shape the next generation of Christian leaders.

Rev. Anderson is a graduate of Dalhousie University and Acadia University (MDiv 2000) and was ordained to Christian ministry in 2001. Since 1999 he has served as Senior Pastor of the church in which he was born and raised, which has grown under his leadership into a blended community of worshippers from diverse geographic, ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds.

A retired commissioned Officer in the Canadian Forces where he served as Unit Chaplain for HMSC Scotian, Rev. Anderson has been recognized with numerous awards including the Medal of Excellence from the Navy League of Canada, the Canadian Forces Decoration Medal, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Citizenship and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College. Maclean’s magazine named Rev. Anderson as “one of five Canadian pastors who are breathing new life into their communities”. In 2016 he received the ADC Alumni Distinguished Service Award for significant contributions to ministry in his community and beyond. Rev. Anderson has worked tirelessly to promote racial justice with organizations such as the City of Halifax, the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, the Halifax Regional Police, and the African United Baptist Association of Nova Scotia.

Lennett is married to Dr. Késa Munroe-Anderson. They have three children and live in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia.

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Bachelor of Arts (Dalhousie University)
Master of Divinity (Acadia Divinity College, Acadia University)



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