Staff Members

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Elder Carolyn Anderson

carolyn-3Carolyn serves in team ministry with her husband, Apostle Warren Anderson Jr., at Living Water Ministries Church. They have three daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. First lady Carolyn is a native of Arizona. She is an executive Elder and oversees several ministries. Elder Carolyn has served as past director of Lamad Preparatory Christian Academy (A Christian School, birth out of Living Water Ministries Church). Elder Carolyn received her Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Phoenix College, Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona, and Post- Bachelor teacher certification from the University of Phoenix. She has taught several years in the Tucson Unified School District.

Carolyn has done extensive work with girls, ages twelve to nineteen in the Tucson Community. She has partnered with community based organizations; Oasis Family Life Center and the Twenty-ninth Street Coalition’s Weed and Seed program, to teach life skills to refugee and underprivileged girls. She is also certified in Christian Counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Elder Carolyn has a heart for the broken and hurting and seizes every opportunity to reach out to women and youth. She is a women’s conference speaker and has facilitated workshops, retreats and seminars for minister’s wives on the local, national and international levels. Carolyn has been walking with the lord since the age of eight. As a result, she has known the joy of loving and serving Christ all of her life. Consequently her experiences have ignited a desire in her to assist youth in experiencing the fullness of God’s love, while still at a young age.

 

ELDERSHIP LEADERS

Elder Al Albritton, Sr.

albertAl accepted Jesus Christ at the early age of nine. He has been married 20 years to Minister Teresia Albritton. Al is the father of four children. He is also a spiritual leader who accepted the call from God to restore and reestablish covenant in marriages. Al has been a part of the birthing of Living Water Ministries since 1996. Ordained in 2002, Al has received his certificate in Christian Counseling through The American Association of Christian Counselors.
Al oversees Intercessors, Marriage Enrichment, and Multi Media Ministry.

Al flows Prophetically in Praise &Worship. His life is summed up in John 4:23-24 “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is a spirit, and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

 

Elder La Shell Albritton

shellTeresia is a native of Tucson, Az. And received Jesus Christ into her life at a young age.

Elder Teresia was ordained an  elder in the house of Living Water Ministries in November 2010.Elder Teresia received her certificate for Christian counseling through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Elder Teresia oversees the Intercession Prayer Ministry and the Entrepreneurship Ministry.

Elder Teresia has a Prophetic Mantle on her life. She is a Worship Leader, Teacher and Counselor. She is also the visionary for the East Gate of Intercession, a ministry where intercessors can come in and get refreshed, refocused and receive strategies for their prayer teams and life.

Elder Teresia is married to Elder Al Albritton and mother of two beautiful children Albert Albritton Jr. and Charmeatra Albritton. She is also the grandmother of Jerimiah Albritton.

Teresia stands boldly on Psalms 1:1-3; Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by stream of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither and whatever they do prospers.

 

Elder Margaret Rose Hart
margaretBorn Margaret Rose Johnson of the flesh on the 15th day of November 1949 in Grayson, Oklahoma and of the Spirit at 6 years of age in Phoenix, Arizona, Margaret is the first born of nine brothers and sisters.

Margaret attended elementary school, high school, and college in the State of Arizona. Margaret married Dwight Hart in 1969. God has blessed this “union made in heaven” with three sons, one daughter, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, two grandsons, and two granddaughters–Glory!

Margaret acknowledged her call to the Gospel ministry in 1995 under the pastorate of Warren Anderson Jr. at Gideon Missionary Baptist Church. Margaret oversees the LWM Women’s Ministry, the LWM Hospitality Ministry, and the Greeters Ministry, and works with the Oasis Family Life Center at LWM.

God has tenderized Margaret’s heart for people. Margaret’s ministry of Letters to my Sisters read by women across this nation, Europe, South Africa and the Philippines was birthed nearly nine years ago as evidence of her tenderized heart.

In addition to her work in the church community Margaret’s ministry is expressed in the greater community-at-large as a coordinator for the School plus Jobs program which is geared toward preparing high students for higher education and the employment experience.  In May 2009 she was recognized by Tucson Unified School District for outstanding dedication to facilitating multi-cultural and inter-racial cooperation to her students in a job situation while teaching students to respect, consider, and appreciate others.

Margaret is a servant of the Lord and holds fast to the declaration of David who said, “I will bless the Lord at all times his praise shall continually be in my mouth” Psalms #34:1, the writer to the Hebrews who said, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” Hebrews 12:2, and the reflective statement of Mother Teresa who said, “my life is but a pencil in the hands of God!”

 

Elder Dwight Hart

dwightDwight was born on the 21st day of March 1949 in Phoenix, Arizona, the first born of twelve brothers and sisters. Dwight accepted Jesus at age nine.

Primary and secondary education took place in Phoenix, and post-secondary and graduate education in Tucson, Arizona. Dwight attended the University of Arizona College of Mines 1967-1971 and majored in Chemical Engineering. Dwight has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and a Master of Business Administration/Technology Management degree. Dwight has been an engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems Company (formerly Hughes Aircraft Company) for 30 years.

Dwight has been married since 1969 to Elder Margaret Rose Hart and is the father of Minister Jimmy Hart, Deacon Chandra Thomas, Gideon Hart, and Solomon Hart, the father-in-law of Minister Patrick Thomas and Regina Hart, and the grandfather (Tata) of Joshua and Jordan Hart and Octavius and Aquarina Thomas.

Dwight was ordained to the Deacon ministry at Gideon Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Warren Anderson Jr. on the 20th day of March 1983. Dwight served briefly as a deacon at Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of Vernon Percy Howard. Dwight acknowledged his call to the Gospel ministry on the 27th day of June of 1999 under the pastorate of Chief Elder Vernon Percy Howard of Mountaintop Church of the Living God and along with his wife was ordained an Elder on the 1st day of December 2000.  Dwight currently provides leadership to the New Foundations Ministry for new members at Living Water Ministries and is a Teacher in the House.

Dwight is a servant of the Lord whom God has gifted in many ways and who understands that the gift(s) exercised without the love of God is worthless.  Dwight also understands that God has begun a “transition” in him and his wife. This transition has set the two on a pilgrimage whose destination they have not yet arrived!
“The wicked man flees when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion”. Proverbs 28:1

 

Elder Herman House

hermanHerman was ordained as an Elder in November of 2010. He serves in several capacities of leadership, including the Armour Bearer to the Apostle of Living Water Ministries; Apostle Warren Anderson Jr. Herman is also a member of the Overcomers, Hospitality, and Media, Men’s, Counseling and Intercessors ministries. Herman received his Christian Counseling Certificate through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Herman is one of 12 children born to James and Hanna House in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  Realizing the need for better opportunities for success for their children, his parents moved the family to Aurora, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, where Herman completed his primary and secondary education.  Embedded in his upbringing were values of honesty, justice, and spirituality.

Herman earned his B.A. degree in Physical Education at Aurora University, and later his M.A. degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership.  He was a classroom teacher, and varsity basketball throughout Illinois, California, and Arizona.

Moving to Tucson in 1995 allowed Herman to draw upon his rich background in sports leadership, equity, and character development while executing his duties as the athletic director at Tucson High Magnet School.  He untiringly served the school community in this capacity, and now takes that same passion into his current position as Director of Interscholastics in the Tucson Unified School District.

Growing up in a church environment, Herman strayed away from the church during his collegiate and young adult years; however, through it all God covered him for such a time as this. God’s plans for Herman’s life have yet to be totally revealed but each day his passion for the Kingdom grows. His inspiration scripture has continued to be, Philippians 3:13-14   (13)Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth onto those things which are before,(14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ.

Herman and his wife Elder Elaine are the proud parents of three sons, Ryan, Vincent, and Eric.

 

Elder Elaine House

elaineElaine was ordained as an Elder in November of 2010. She serves in several capacities of leadership, including the Intercessor, Overcomers and Hospitality ministries. She also serves as one of the armor bearers to First Lady of Living Water Ministries, Elder Carolyn Anderson.  As a past member of the Living Water Ministries Praise and Worship team, she is a true worshipper.  Elaine received her Christian Counseling Certificate through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Elaine was born in Tucson, Arizona as the fifth of seven children to Plato and Cloteal Watson. Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, she attended Tucson High School where she served as the Editor of the school’s newspaper, The Chronicle. Elaine received an academic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona and majored in Education with an emphasis on Special Education. Elaine worked as a teacher for special needs students for 20 plus years in San Manuel School District, Moreno Valley Unified School District (California) and Tucson Unified School District. Elaine has spent the last 10 years working for the African American Studies department in TUSD and her current position as the Ombudsperson for Exceptional Education department.

Elaine has been involved in the church her entire life, as her parents we members of the church’s leadership at Southside Missionary Baptist Church in Tucson, Arizona. It was there Elaine was baptized and gave her life to God.  Elder Elaine’s guiding scripture, Matthew 6:33 …But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you, became a life changing scripture in 1978, when the Spirit of the Lord began to transition her into a closer relationship with Him.  Within 3 years she moved to California, married Herman House and eventually gave birth to three sons, Ryan, Vincent and Eric. In 1995 Elaine returned to Tucson with her family and became members of Living Water Ministries. Elaine and Herman have been married for 29 years.

 

Elder Doris Williams

dorisDoris was ordained as an Elder in Living Water Ministries in November of 2010. Prior to her ordination she served faithfully as a Deacon in the house. She currently oversees the Counseling Ministry, the Overcomers Ministry; which she began in 2001(?) and she also serves on the Community Outreach Ministry with the Oasis Family Life Center under the direction of Elder Rick Stevenson. Elder Doris is an armor bearer in LWM and she serves on several other committees throughout the church and the city of Tucson.

Born in Tucson, Arizona, on November 13, 1948, she is the second of seven children to Plato and Cloteal Watson. Elder Doris was raised in the church at Southside Missionary Baptist Church under the Reverend S.A. Dabner. There Doris was baptize and gave her life God at a very young age and served faithfully as a lead singer in the Youth and Adult choirs.

Doris attended Pima Community College, University of Arizona and graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.

Doris is currently retired from Tucson Unified School District as Coordinator of the Dropout Prevention Program.  Along with serving as an elder in the church, Doris is a community activist seeking to share the kingdom.  God has purposed her to bring “good news” to those who are lost.  She stand by Luke 4:18-19; The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty then that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Elder Doris is married to a “wonderful blessed man of God, Clyde Williams”. She has two adult children; Marcus Williams and Taisha Tabb, and is blessed with two grandchildren Mia Tiffany and Noah Benjamin.

 

Elder Shirley Petrie

Shirley Petrie is the Elder responsible for the oversight of the Sunday School and Youth Ministries. She is also a cell group coach and facilitator.

Shirley completed pastoral studies in 1983 at the First Assembly of God Church in Somerset, New Jersey.  Branded as a woman “called to give birth to vision,” she was sent to Arizona where she met and married her husband of twenty-five years, Steven L. Petrie.  They have been steadfastly serving the body of Living Water Ministries for four years, wherein she was ordained as an Elder in January 2012.

From a life sold out in sin, Shirley was radically saved and chosen by God in 1979 for a life sold out and abandoned to the will of God.  She was soon thrust into full-time ministry in 1980 for the next five years, and was graced by God for ministry experience that includes Administrator of Manna Bible Institute; Director of Christian Day Care and fully licensed Day School; lead a community based discipleship training; lead a work-place based discipleship training; pioneered an evangelistic and missions work to the Fulani Tribe in Guinea, Africa; and pioneered God’s command to “father a community” through home fellowship services.

Set ablaze with one of Apostle Paul’s prayers for the church, Shirley continues to burn with a passion that the Body of Christ be fitly joined together by that which every joint supplies according to the effectual working in the measure of every part to make increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in love.