Dr. Lewis M. Anthony is a third generation native of Washington DC. A graduate of Anacostia High School, Columbia and Harvard University, A veteran of civic and public affairs, he began his long involvement in public service and advocacy as a student leader in the movement to convince the Congress of the United States to build a new Shaw Junior High School and as a contributor to the first student Bill of Rights for the D.C. Public Schools. In 1969 following his speech at the dedication of Washington’s Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, Dr. Anthony was appointed the city’s first Youth Representative and Youth Advisor to the Mayor-Commissioner of the District of Columbia.
By the underserved providence of God, a widely traveled speaker, teacher and preacher, Dr. Anthony is active in many activities, serving as the Protestant Champlain for the Metropolitan Police and Fire Department, The Board of Directors of the Council of Churches of Greater Washington, The African Heritage and Cultural Institute of America, Black united Fund, Citizen’s advisory Board of the D.C. Department of Corrections, Wednesday Morning Clergy Fellowship, Board of Directors of D.C.s’ One Church One Child, Chairman of the D.C. branch of the Southern Christian leadership and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the Maple Springs Baptist College and Seminary to name a few.
Beyond his ecumenical assignments, he serves his beloved denomination as Pastor of the St. Lucille A.M.E. Zion Church, Administrative Assistant for Contemporary and Political Affairs, National Advisor to the Assembly of Christian Educators, Member of the Connectional Council and Restructuring Commission and Chairman of the Conference Committee of Admissions and Ecumenical Relations Committee for the Philadelphia Baltimore Annual Conference.