General Assembly 2019

April 25-26

First Church of God, 615 W James Blvd., St James, Missouri

Guest Speaker: Dr. Cliff Sanders

Mid-America Christian University — Chair, School of Ministry


Cliff Sanders was born and reared in a Church of God pastor’s home as the oldest of 3 siblings.

He graduated from Gulf-Coast Bible College, now know as Mid-America Christian University with a BA in Bible and Theology and went on to earn my Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore Kentucky.

Cliff met his wife, Becky Alexander Sanders, while both were students at Gulf-Coast Bible College and have been married for 39 years.

He has been an ordained minister in the Church of God for 39 years.  His ministry has involved being a senior pastor of churches in Texas and Louisiana prior to teaching at Mid-America Christian University since 1992.  He presently serves at Mid-America Christian University in the capacity as the chair for the School of Ministry, recently beginning his 51st semester.

Currently he attends Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City where he serves as an Elder, Ministry Staff Trainer, and Adult Sunday School Teacher.

Dr. Sanders comes to Missouri sharing his passions to help people understand how important it is to have a Biblical view of God, to understand and live out Wesleyan Theology, and teach people How to study the Bible.