Aimee Filan Anderson, daughter of Olaus and Minnie Filan, was born near Hay, Washington, in Whitman County and grew up on a wheat ranch. After high school graduation from Wa Hi in Walla Walla, Washington, she attended Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington.
Albert Emmanuel Anderson, son of Albert and Hazel Anderson, was born near Crocker, South Dakota, in Clark County and graduated from Clark High School. In 1952, he graduated with a B.A. degree in Bible from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. After graduation, he began evangelistic ministry.
Albert married Aimee Filan, April 9, 1954, in Walla Walla, Washington. While on their honeymoon, he was ordained as an Assemblies of God (A/G) minister in his home church at Clark, South Dakota.
With his wife, Aimee, they traveled together for almost three years, holding evangelistic meetings until taking their first church in February 1957 – shortly after their first child Deborah Dawn was born.
Sectional District offices Albert has held: include Sunday School Representative, Youth Director, Camp Speaker, and Presbyter. On June 19, 1994, he resigned as pastor of the Ellensburg First Assembly of God, after a ten-year pastorate there.