Lindell Anderson is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) where he earned a BA degree in Sociology. He also received a M.Div. degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (KC, MO) and a D.Min. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Divinity in Nashville. Lindell completed a year-long Clinical Pastoral Education residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital and Western Mental Health Center in Kansas City, MO, and a CPE Supervisory residency (15 months) at Yale-New-Haven Hospital and Medical Center, in CT.
Lindell served as pastor of two churches in Wichita, KS: Westview Baptist Church (1962 to 1965) and Review Baptist Church (1965 to 1968). In 1968, he became an army chaplain, and served in Vietnam, West Germany, and at various posts in the Army before becoming a CPE supervisor. Lindell was promoted to Colonel at Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was serving as the Director of CPE. Following his assignment at Walter Reed, he became the Director of Department of Military Ministry at the US Army Chaplain Center and School in Fort Monmouth, NJ. He retired from the Army in 1991.
After retiring from the Army, Lindell served as the Pastoral Counselor at Baptist Memorial Hospital System in San Antonio, from 1991 to 1995. He was certified as a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and he also received his Marriage and Family Therapy License in 1993. In 1995, he became the CPE Supervisor at Baptist Health System in San Antonio. TX. Lindell is an ACPE supervisor, Emeritus. He received the 2007’s Southwest Region (five states) Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Distinguished Service Award.
Lindell was lured to Fort Worth by his grandchildren, beginning a new chapter in his ministry, in 2000. He served as a contract CPE supervisor and supervised CPE in a number of institutional settings, until 2012, He continues to serve as a part-time CPE supervisor at Huguley Hospital. Lindell sees himself as a pastor.
Lindell and his wife, Lenora, have three grown children (Lanell, John, and Timothy) and eight grandchildren.