Pastor Anthony Spencer was born and raised in Chicago IL to Ruth and the late Percy Spencer Sr. He was educated in the Chicago Public School system. From a very young age Pastor Spencer began acclimating toward the imminent call upon his life.  In January of 1995, Pastor Spencer acknowledged his call to the ministry and on December 31, 1995 he proclaimed his first public gospel message and was subsequently licensed at the Sunrise MB Church under the leadership of the Late Pastor Homer H. Gardner.  In June of 1996, he became an ordained minister and in 1997 was called to his first pastorate at the Lawndale MB Church in Chicago. In June 1999, Pastor Spencer was led of the Lord to organize Christ Centered Ministries {Now One Church Chicago}, a non-denominational church, nestled in the Austin community of Chicago, where he currently serves as chief under-shepherd.


Outside of his ecclesiastical duties Pastor Spencer is also an accomplished writer, arranger and gospel artist. He has shared his musical talents with The Souls of Salvation of Chicago, Keith Butler & The Delegation for Christ Chorale, The Victory Travelers of Chicago and more recently serving as co-lead vocalist with one the nation’s premier traditional quartets, The Windy City SpiritualaireS of Chicago. The Windy City SpiritualaireS have four albums to their credit with the latest release “Live In Bama” continuing to garner mass appeal. Pastor Spencer has a solo project slated for release in the 1st quarter of 2021. 


Pastor Spencer has provided outreach ministry, as a member of the Pastoral Care Department of Haymarket Center {a substance abuse rehabilitative center} where he ministered the word of God on site during their non-denominational worship services. Pastor Spencer has also had the privilege of serving in/with the following organizations; Clergy Speaks Interdenominational, Clergy United for Change, Operation Restoration, The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, The Potter’s House International Pastoral Alliance, The Leader’s Network, Local School Council Member (Chicago Public Schools), Parent Teacher Association Member/President {Irving Elementary-Maywood, IL}, North Lawndale Prayer Around The Schools Initiative, Lawndale Care, UpWard 24 {24th Ward Pastoral Coalition}, Pastoral Advisory Team Member {24th Ward Alderman-Chicago} and Research Ministry Ambassador {Pastors4PCOR}


Pastor Spencer realizes that you cannot lead if you are not led and has been blessed to be under the spiritual oversight of Bishop E James & Prophetess Deborah Logan of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church of Zion, IL to whom he is committed and submitted.


In 2003, Gospel Today Magazine recognized Pastor Spencer as one of The World’s Most Loved Pastors.


As Pastor Spencer further develops his biblical prowess and theological astuteness, he readily avails himself to the study of the word, ministerial training classes, seminars, conferences and has attended the extension studies course through Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Pastor Spencer has traveled throughout the United States ministering the word of God as well in 2010, he journeyed to the continent of Africa for his first international crusade and is set to return to the motherland in the near future.


Pastor Spencer resides with his family on the outskirts of Chicago. He is married to an awesome woman of God, Sonya, and is the father of six incredible children.


Pastor Spencer’s passion is to bring the masses into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, thereby positioning them to fulfill their creative purpose. Furthering the expansion of GOD’s Kingdom, so that HIS will is done, in earth as it is in heaven.