Soldiers Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church


Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson

Our Focus for the Conference Year

Our Theme for the Conference Year

Soldiers Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church   
has been an ongoing witness for Christ
 for 156 years
 in downtown Salisbury, North Carolina. 

Faith Formation


​Christian Stewardship

October 18th - October24th


   Meeting ID:   729 039 0792      Access Code: 4uKQN3     

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    *SUNDAY SCHOOL   10:00 am*      

*WORSHIP SERVICE   11:00 am*​​


*Tuesday Bible Study  6:00 pm  

 *Thursday Noon Day Prayer  12:00 noon

Call #:  712-832-8330  ​    Access Code:   4362733#​​

"Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages world without end."  
                     Amen  (Ephesian 3:20-21)

Dr. Anderson is a native of Wilmington, NC and the youngest of three children born to Bishop & Mrs. Herman L. Anderson Sr.  Dr. Anderson was licensed to preach by the Kentucky Conference (1980) and has pastored for over 34 years. His pastorates include the following AME Zion Churches, Bethel (Matthews, NC) 1981-82; Sandy Ridge (Landis, NC) 1982-86; East Stonewall (Charlotte, NC) 1986-96; St. Paul (Detroit, MI) 1996-2009; Grace (Charlotte, NC) 2009-2016 and currently Soldiers Memorial (Salisbury, NC) 2016 to present.

Dr. Anderson has been committed to serving the whole person both within and outside the walls of the church building by putting emphasis on disciple making and outreach. He has led congregations in building churches, major renovation projects, saving souls, and growing ministries within the church and community.

Dr. Anderson has earned the following degrees: B.A. from Hampton University,   M.S. in Community Development from University of Louisville, M. Div. from Hood Theological Seminary, and D. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is married to Reverend Margaret Roberson Anderson, President of International Ministers’ Spouses & Windows(es) Fellowship. They have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Anderson is committed to investing in the growth and health of the local church by investing in the leadership, discipleship and stewardship of the local church.  He works with laity to develop a church growth plan and equips lay leaders of the local church with the principles and strategies for developing a plan of growth.

May God co​ntinue to bless Rev. Dr. Derrick R. Anderson's 
ministry and faith journey at Soldiers Memorial as he leads and helps us grow in our walk with the Lord.

"A Real Church for Real People

in the Real World"

New Conference Year ~ 2020-2021

Friends & Family Day 9/15/2019