Alphaeus B. Anderson believes in not just saving, but gaining and maintaining our youth. He is a coach and advisor to hundreds of youth ministry leaders.
Alphaeus has been married to his best friend Alexias for 11 years, four months, and one day. He is a graduate of Anderson University with a bachelor of arts degree in Christian Ministries and minor in Music. Alphaeus is an inductee of the Anderson University Distinguished Alumni. Alphaeus is currently a staff member of the University Of South Carolina Upstate and instructor of the Gospel Choir class.
Annually, he attracts over 350 students, during the spring and summer, to a choir he started, with only one child, over 14 years ago. In the first 30 days of Pure-N-Heart, he grew the choir to over 120 students. The choir later began to attract teenagers across the tri-state area and has been exploding since with seven Stellar Award nominations, one Dove Award nomination and in 2012, the choir won a Stellar Award for “Best Youth Project Of The Year.”
Alphaeus and his wife co-authored “The Little Blue Heart,” a bully prevention children's story and activity book. Alphaeus has proven techniques and training for churches and organizations in becoming a youth magnet. He has one of a kind techniques for empowering students, that can be seen on social media, youtube and his website. His ability to connect with youth is second to none. The proof is in the pudding.
Alphaeus speaks to thousands of students in schools, churches, community centers, revivals, and is a regular instructor at regional and national conferences like Gospel Heritage International Worship Conference founded by Dr. Teresa Hairston, Schools of Methods, association meetings and convocations. His youth music is performed in ministries across the nation and has been featured at the National GMWA Youth and Young Adult Division Conference, the National Baptist Convention, terrestrial and internet radio. Alphaeus is a recipient of the 2016 President’s Volunteer Service Award, presented by Ambassador Lenora Peterson.