The Reverend Vince Anderson was born on vacation in 1970, at the base of Mount Palomar, CA., at the time the world's largest telescope. He was originally to be named Nathan Robert Anderson, but this quickly changed when Vince Lombardi, the famous Green Bay Packer football coach, suddenly passed.
Early in his life, the Andersons moved to the California that no one ever thinks about; A town by the name of Fresno. Famous for it's raisins and an ill-fated mini-series starring Carol Burnett, As a boy, he was a member of the Stryper fan club (Stryper being an early 80's Christian hair band). When the Rev. graduated from high school, he left his Christian headbanging ways to enroll in the Conservatory of the Pacific, in Stockton, CA. Studying classical piano with a short German man named Wolfgang, it was there that the Rev. received the call of God.
After attending services at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco where the Rev. Cecil Williams had created a neo-hippie church of misfits, drug addicts, prostitutes, artists, and other social outcasts, the Rev. knew he was meant to minister. After a brief stay in Denver, CO, he moved to New York City in 1994 to study at Union Theological Seminary with the intention of becoming a Methodist Minister. The Reverend lasted 3 months in seminary, where upon he felt that God was calling him to minister in bars and taverns. He grabbed his accordian and piano, and promptly started holding weekly "Services" in New York's Lower East Side and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After a brief stay with the Universal Life Church, the Reverend soon started his own church; THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY UNRULY SPIRIT OF GOD IN CHRIST. In 2007 the Rev. Vince met Jay Baker, the son of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker. The two became friends, sharing ideas of inclusiveness and being transparent. The Reverend was asked by Jay to be his assistant pastor and was switched his ordination to the Revolution Church. www.reveolutonnyc.com
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The Reverend calls his music, "Dirty Gospel". The title is not meant to offend, it is to remind people that humanity is an important part of the Gospel. It also refers to the blues element that the Reverend brings to his music. Dirty Gospel allows for both the sacred and secular, seeing the line between them as a thin one. It is the Reverend Vince's hope that all people can relate to his "Dirty Gospel" regardless of their religious background.
In 2000, the Reverend founded a label using the name Dirty Gospel. He has released 4 albums; 'I need Jesus', ' The 13th Apostle' 'The Blackout Sessions' and the yet to be officially released "100% JESUS". He has conducted weekly late night services with his New York based band "The Love Choir", as well as touring the world spreading his message of music, love and acceptance. The band is currently looking for a label to help expand their vision and message.