"Pastor, I share your heartbeat. I know what it's like to lead, teach, and love God's people, while quietly enduring your own stress, anxiety, and fatigue. I know the high expectations you face and the toll it takes on you and your family. In the midst of it all, Jesus is calling us to come away with Him to a quiet place to rest. Pastor, you pour into so many. Who is pouring into you? My mission is your deep renewal. It's my honor to walk alongside you, care for your soul, and help you nurture a rhythm of life with God that centers and revitalizes all that you do for God."
Neil is an ordained pastor with over 20 years of ministry experience, the last 10 of which he served as Senior/Lead Pastor of Coast Bible Church in San Juan Capistrano, CA. He is a graduate of Biola University and Talbot School of Theology, and has worked as an associate pastor, teacher, youth pastor, and missions director in various churches and non-profits. Neil is spiritually gifted in wisdom and discernment. He's drawn to 1-on-1 and small group relationships where deep listening, reflection, and strategies for spiritual health and fullness can be cultivated.
Neil remains deeply in love with his college sweetheart, Casey. The Andersons and their 3 kids live in Knoxville, TN. They enjoy morning coffee on the deck, reading, traveling, hiking the Smokies, Taco Tuesdays, and family movie nights. In addition to Standing Stone, Neil serves on the Executive Board of SOULeader Resources, a ministry designed to empower wholeness in Christian leaders and churches.