Welcome Anderson Family!

Our New Senior Pastor:

On Feburary 5, 2017, Karl Anderson was called as the next Senior Pastor of Sierra Bible Church! He and his family moved to Reno from the Chicagoland area, and he began his ministry at Sierra Bible Church on April 2, 2017. We are excited to welcome the Anderson family and see how God is going to move in this new chapter!

Continue reading to learn a little bit more about Karl.

Personal Vision:

"By the grace of God, I seek to spend the best years of my life making as many healthy disciples of Jesus Christ as possible through the faithful proclamation of God's Word as a Senior Pastor of a thriving evangelical church."


Karl Anderson was born and raised in the Chicago area to parents who were active in their local EFCA church - both of his parents were themselves children of missionaries. Karl grew up in EFCA churches, was baptized at the age of 12, and received his initial call to ministry at the age of 20. He met his wife, Andrea, while at college and they were married in 2006. Not long after completing his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Karl was called to Riverside Community Church as a youth pastor. Later in his eight year tenure at Riverside, he served as interim pastor and then as a general pastor/elder, with duties including preaching, coordinating the worship teams, overseeing the small groups ministry, and leading student ministries. Karl has been sensing a call for the last few years to serve as a Senior Pastor in a western United States city and in February 2017 accepted a call to pastor Sierra Bible Church in Reno, Nevada. He began serving as the Senior Pastor at Sierra Bible Church in April 2017.

Karl enjoys reading, exercising, fly-fishing, downhill skiing, and soccer. Andrea is a stay-at-home mom who does freelance editing and graphic design and enjoys hiking and couponing.

Core Gifts/Passions:

  • Preaching and teaching the Word of God to the people of God
  • Strategic planning and vision casting
  • Building and leading healthy ministry teams
  • Mentoring and developing ministry leaders

Basic Information:

  • Birthday: June11, 1982
  • Wife: Andrea Anderson
  • Children: Kassidy (6), Judah (4)
  • Education:
    • B.A. in Business from Trinity International University (2004)
    • M.Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2008)
  • Current Ministry: Riverside Community Church, St. Charles, IL