Pastor Larry Sanders
Pastor Sanders is a native of Guthrie, Oklahoma. He trusted Jesus as his Lord when he was 12 years old.
In 1982, Pastor Sanders acknowledged and accepted God’s call into the gospel ministry at the Wildewood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City under the leadership of Pastor Samuel G. Smith. He entered the school of religion at the historical Bishop College in Dallas, Texas in 1984. Pastor Sanders received a bachelor’s of arts degree in religion in 1988. Pastor Sanders is currently matriculating at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Pastor Sanders worked as the Assistant to the Pastor at the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas under the leadership of Rev. Floyd Harris. Pastor Sanders was licensed to preach at the Mt. Tabor Church in 1985. He was ordained in 1989 at the Metropolitan Baptist Church. In 1990, the Lord led Pastor Sanders to the Concord Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. E. K. Bailey. Pastor Sanders served as an associate minister and worked with E.K. Bailey Ministries. In 1993 Pastor Sanders began serving as Assistant Pastor to Dr. G. W. Payne, Sr. at the Metropolitan Baptist Church. During his time at Metropolitan, Pastor Sanders established the youth ministry, young adult ushers, helping hands outreach, feeding the homeless in the Dallas area and the Wednesday night prayer meeting and bible study. Pastor Sanders is a member of the Baptist Mission & Education Convention of Texas. He also received a ministerial award from the Inter-denominational ministers’ alliance of the greater Dallas area.
In April of 2000, Pastor Sanders accepted the call to serve as the sixth Senior Pastor of the Keller Springs Baptist Church. Under his leadership the, The Springs has experienced great numerical and spiritual growth. Pastor Sanders also serves as the member of the Dallas Baptist Association’s Credential Committee. Currently Pastor serves as secretary of the African American Pastors Fellowship of the Southern Baptist convention of Texas. As well as the committee on committees of the Southern Baptist Convention World Body.
Pastor Sanders married his best friend, Ruby, in July of 1991. They are the proud parents of two very energetic sons Joseph, Matthew and one very beautiful daughter Sydney. Pastor Sanders is a man with a shepherd’s heart who loves God and His church.