The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and How Faith Communities Can Contribute to the Civil Right Movements


The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and How Faith Communities Can Contribute to the Civil Right Movements

Since becoming a minister in 1981, Anthony Boger has served 6 churches throughout Southern California as a Youth Pastor (81-84), Associate Pastor (85-87) and Senior Pastor (88-2013).  Pastor Boger was ordained into Christian ministry in 1986: and worked with churches both small and large ranging from 50 to 2000 members.

He is most noted for his creative style of  leadership as it pertains to congregational empowerment, praise & worship in ministry..  He is a sought after cross-denominationl revivalist and speaker specializing in church growth and multi-cultural ministries. 

Pastor Boger is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL with a B.A. in Theology and a minor in Business Administration; he later earned a Masters of Divinity from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI with a concentration in non-profit organizational management. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Surf City United Methodist Church in Huntington Beach, CA.  Furthermore, he serves as an Adjunct Professor for Wiley College, home of the “Great Debaters” in Marshall, TX, where he teaches Introduction to Christian Ethics, World Religions, and Survey to Christianity and Philosophy.

He has successfully written and received funding for grant proposals that developed after school programs reaching at risk children, television ministries, and community outreach to homeless families throughout Los Angeles / Orange County. He has successfully led and coordinated the only documented merger of an African-American and Anglo congregations within Orange County. He has successfully served in ministry to Spanish, Japanese and Vietnamese language groups. 

On most Saturday mornings Rev. Boger can be found conducting worship services to the homeless who are ministered to with hot meals, showers, clothing, haircuts and mental health resources. His spiritual gifts include preaching and teaching the power of diversity through multicultural ministries in an urban context.

He is especially grateful to God for the call upon his life and the anointing that accompanies that call.

Praise the God that “God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called…”