Deacon Anthony Gamble

deaconanthonygambleAnthony Gamble was born to Robert and Effie Gamble in February, 1964; he is the 2nd child of 4.

In school, he excelled in Academics and Business Courses, Mathematics, Science and History; he’s a graduate of the Philadelphia Public School System.

Anthony’s first employment was with Craftmatic, Inc., quickly becoming a supervisor, even to individuals two and three times his age. In 1985, he was employed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for 16½ years. Later he became a Philadelphia Police Officer and through the department, received a number of credits with Temple University in Law courses.

He attended Berean Baptist Church with his mother and wife on a 5th Sunday, called “Family & Friends Day,” becoming a member in 1999. Anthony’s father, the late Reverend Robert Gamble, started teaching him in the study of God’s Word, Ministry, Mission, Humility and the Compassion of a Humanitarian. He felt commissioned to take part in a variety of seminars and teaching classes to assist in the development of understanding the word of God. In 2001, Anthony led Berean’s first “Spiritual Party Worship Service,” where all the men in attendance would dedicate themselves to the Lord, instead of a “Bachelor’s Party.”

He was later appointed a Deacon and a member of the “National Baptist Association” where he became the Vice President of the North Philadelphia Chapter of the Laymen’s Division, developing a Men’s Study Group called, “Fishers of Men” to apply Godly advice and a fellowship applicable to the mental health and self-examination of men, contemplating on our actions toward handling today’s issues. A “Restoration Ministry,” in which seniors homes received cleaning and repairs.

Anthony was appointed Chairman of the Diaconate Ministry, training some deacons in accepting, promoting, and ordaining deacons within Berean and other churches. Also, invited to sit in on testing to promote ministers. He presented the first female ordained to the ministry, Deacon Rhonda Reyes, started the 1st Men’s Day Celebration with honorees, Security Ministry and added Sister Mary Beamon to the Mothers/Elders Ministry.

On November 6, 2022, Anthony preached his Trial Sermon and was given his License to Preach the Gospel by Pastor Michael W. Couch, as he may have opportunity, and to exercise his gifts in the work of the Ministry.

Anthony is married to Geraldine; they have been together for 39 years, and have 3 daughters, eight grandchildren, along with 3 great-grandchildren.

His salvation scripture is Romans 10:9, “That is thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Anthony’s purpose is “A Healthy Church” and the theme is “We Still Have the Good Shepherd (John 10:11, 27) and finally, his mission is “Prepared Conditions Suitable for an Undershepherd!”

Anthony has undertaken multiple and various theological studies and is now a Minister of the Gospel.

Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.”