Pastor Terry K. Anderson accepted Christ as his personal Savior during his youth and was baptized at the Greater True Light Baptist Church in Eunice, Louisiana. It was there that he accepted his call to the gospel ministry in 1977 and later returned as pastor. Reverend Anderson was asked to fill the shoes of his childhood pastor and late mentor at Greater True Light Baptist Church in 1980. Three short years into his tenure at Greater True Light, Rev. Anderson was also asked to pastor the Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Mamou, Louisiana. He served in concurrent pastoral roles at these two churches for seven years. On December 8, 1990, Rev. Anderson became the fourth pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and preached his first sermon as pastor on December 30, 1990.