Nowadays, hope is a scarce commodity. Many times the everyday battles and challenges that people face can leave them discouraged, their cups emptied of motivation, and life to face tomorrow. In these fear-filled times, what society needs is to amplify voices like Tyler Anderson’s so that people may find enlightenment in these trying times.
A pastor, finance expert, and entrepreneur, Tyler has seen his fair share of struggles in life. But amidst all that the world has thrown his way, he has found a way to fight through storms. Today, he hopes that his life, work, and testimony will be a beacon of hope to those who feel there is no hope left for them.
Tyler is a native of Sanford, Florida. He grew up with his mother, Dr. Cappila Gaines, and his late grandparents, Rev. Dr. Abner and Annie Jackson. Growing up in a Christian home proved to be foundational for Tyler as his faith strengthened at an early age. Being the grandson of a well-known figure in church ministry, whose reputation was a kingdom financier and charismatic preacher, Tyler found solace and refuge in his faith and family.
He ended up dropping out of high school because he would repeatedly fail math subjects and resorted to earning a General Educational Development certification from Seminole Community College. He went on to study mortuary science in college at the Gupton Jones Mortuary Science College in Decatur, Georgia. Upon leaving, he ended up in a corporate job with the largest funeral provider in North America.
While working in the death care industry, he also started Anderson Capital Insurance and Investments, a licensed insurance agency with over twenty-five carriers. Tyler was extremely passionate about what he did for a living, but he would see one of the most massive battles in his life during this venture as he landed on a major legal battle that would compromise his freedom.
Ultimately, the lawsuit would result in the closure of Anderson Capital Insurance and Investments, but Tyler refused to accept defeat. He went back to school and enrolled in the prestigious Rollins College to pursue a degree in Business Administration and Finance. He later landed into nonprofit and commercial finance and built his practice up into a multi-million dollar loan consulting firm.
Today, Tyler uses his gifts and talents to help people with financial advice and investment banking options. He also works with nonprofits, educational institutions, and faith-based schools by helping them with capital and fundraising services. Today, Tyler is one of the best in the field at nonprofit, educational, faith-based finance.
During the world’s darkest season, the coronavirus crisis, Tyler also felt compelled to transform his local church into a virtual gathering “Virtual Church,” a ministry that seeks to minister to people in the new reality. The ministry today streams services online and is currently in talks with a major television station to bring Tyler’s ministry to 236 million homes in the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Europe areas. The television service will start streaming come September 5, 2020.
In all he does, Tyler hopes to be an inspiration to those who feel backed up to a corner. He continues to build his business and ministry so he can help more and more people through the gifts and calling that God has placed on his life.