Reverend Donald Anthony is a North Carolina native and life-long Lutheran. He graduated from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis. He continued his education at Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Arts in religion and earned a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO.
Rev. Anthony has served as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Concord since 1997. He is in his 32nd year as a pastor in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. His first parish was Berea Lutheran Church in Baltimore, MD where he served for nine years before returning to North Carolina.
He has been involved in many community organizations and collaborations including the United Way of Central Carolina, Meals on Wheels, Healthy Cabarrus with Cabarrus Health Alliance, City of Concord Planning & Zoning, Multi-Cultural Student Union, Cabarrus Arts Council, Historic Cabarrus Association, Habitat for Humanity, Logan Community Association, Logan’s Ministers’ Association, My Father’s House, and CVAN Men for Change among others.
Rev. Anthony was presented the Old North State award by the North Carolina Governor’s Office. The award is given to a person who is nominated by others for their significant local impact on the community over 20+ years.
He and his wife, Alesia, have one daughter Alyson LeSaundra.