Our Mission

It is not by accident that we have the joy of meeting you. So, above all else we want to express Jesus Christ’s love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth. We are excited to know that you want to share in the marvelous works God is doing here at Greater New Zion.

Whenever we gather here, we learn through the teachings of our pastor; we express our Love for the Lord and each other; and we strive to live according to the Word.

Our Vision

The most important part of this ministry is reaching the lost with the Gospel of Our lord Jesus Christ.

Those who have been saved by the preaching of the Gospel need to be taught the Word of God that it may affect change in their lives. This includes doctrine of the Christian Faith as well as other truths of God’s Word

Those who are taught who they are, how they were saved, need to be trained to go and effectively lead others to Christ.

It can be detrimental to send people to win souls that have not been trained, but once trained they need to be sent.

Our Pastor

Pastor Donald W. Anderson, Sr. was born August 2, 1956 to late J.T. Anderson, Sr. and Naomi Anderson. Shortly after graduating from Benton High School in 1974, Pastor Anderson joined the United States Air Force and served our country for four years until 1978. It was during that time in 1976 that he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. From that time on, he gave himself “continually to prayer, and to the ministry [and study] of the word” (Acts 6:4). Eleven years later, on January 1, 1987, Pastor Anderson publicly acknowledged and accepted the fact that Jesus had called him to preach the gospel. He preached his first sermon on March 15, 1987 and became an ordained minister May 27, 1989.

On April 16, 1989 he was selected to serve as Pastor of the Greater New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana. Before becoming Pastor, he served as a Deacon under the pastorship of the late A.L. Coleman. He also served as a deacon and minister under Bishop Fred A, Caldwell, Sr. Pastor Anderson pours himself into helping people spiritually, socially, and physically. His life is devoted to study of the word and prayer, reaching the world and bringing light and illumination by the teaching of God’s Word to all who will hear. Pastor Anderson’s teachings, which boldly proclaim the “good news of Jesus,” are broadcast daily on local radio stations in Louisiana, Texas and parts of Arkansas. Pastor Anderson can be heard daily on the “Bread of Life Ministry Broadcast.”

He and his wife, Clodis, reside in Benton, Louisiana.




Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis