Anita P. Latin
Founder, President, & CEO
Anita P. Latin is honored to be the daughter of the late Pastor O.V. Latin & Lady Louella Latin, Organizer of the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA. She is the proud mother of two devoted young adults – André R. Cloud, II and Aiesha R. Cloud.
After the passing of her father in November 2003, Anita returned to the classroom in 2004. With just an A.S. in Secretarial Training, she has since earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Anita received her Ministerial License on February 11, 2007 and her Ministerial Ordination on March 22, 2009. She is presently a Doctoral candidate at American Baptist Seminary of the West. Anita is very proud to say that she is the first college graduate in her immediate family! And she is thrilled that her children have been able to walk the journey with her and celebrate with her. She is setting the standard for her future generations with a target they must aim to reach and far surpass!
Anita is one of several contributing authors for Zoe Life’s Daily Devotional 2012, 2013 and 2014. She is a guest writer for the CA State Baptist Convention Women’s Quarterly Newsletter. She is a sought-after Gospel Preacher, facilitating Women’s Conferences, Workshops, and Women’s Retreats, preaching at various churches throughout California for Women’s Day, Revivals and Prayer Breakfasts and singing at various Mission Fellowships, Women’s Conferences, Anniversary celebrations and Banquets.
In August 2014, Abounding Love Bible Ministry (“ALB Ministry”) hosted its First Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference entitled, “Take Me to the King!” She has a team of joyful and excited women who love God, who love the Conference and who love working with her! Together through prayer, planning, and preparation, this Conference has become an annual spiritual renewal for women from all walks of life! Each year the number of attendees increases and the power of the Holy Spirit moves in a greater and mightier proportion! This Annual Conference has afforded opportunities for women in ministry to exercise their gifts and be exposed to other women in ministry and those being called into ministry.
In September 2016, Anita and a few fellow clergy went to see War Room the Movie! She was so inspired, that she went back a second time and then came home and turned a section of her garage into her own personal “War Room”. After that, she invited the women from the Weekly Prayer Cluster into her home where she hosted a private viewing of the movie. That was the kick off to begin the monthly “War Room” bible study. On any given Tuesday or Thursday evening, or early morning on any day of the week, her son and daughter can find her teaching the Word of God or postured in prayer during her many prayer calls that she is connected to. She plans to continue hosting a monthly bible study and a monthly prayer party, while creating an intimate “first-church” setting to experience a powerful move of God through fervent prayer and intercession!
In April 2019, ALB Ministry extended a helping hand to stretch beyond our local cities and states. We are financially sponsoring an 9-year old girl in Mississippi whose desire is to become a teacher; and an 8-year old boy in Uganda whose desire is to become a doctor. The ALB Ministry Team is super excited that we have been blessed to do outreach ministry both here (locally) in the United States and in Uganda (globally). Our sponsorship will help each of these children, their immediate families and each of their communities to be able to enjoy a better life and have real hope for a brighter future!
Anita has been recognized and awarded for her commitment and dedicated service in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was born, educated and employed for 42 years. Such awards include Certificate of Honor from Mayor Gavin Newsome and Supervisor Sophenia Maxwell; Excellence Award from the Macedonia Baptist Church; and the “Elect Lady” award from Bay Area Tribute. In September 2019, Anita was awarded with honors as Woman of Empowerment 2019 from Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized (P.O.W.E.R.) and was listed in one of their publications. Their editor were so impressed with her accomplishments that they awarded her “Woman of the Month” and that interview was showcased in their 2019 Fall Issue. She was then recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Religion, and her name and photo were posted on Times Square Billboard in New York on September 6, 2019. She is now posted on P.O.W.E.R.’s website and once again showcased in their 2020 Winter Issue. She was also showcased in the Spring 2020 Issue as a “Rising Star” in 2020. She is excitedly awaiting the confirmed date for the Awards Celebration so she and her children and friends can travel to New York.
Most recently she was nominated, interviewed and accepted as a bibliography listee in the Marquis Who’s Who. She will be a lifetime recipient and will also be featured on the front cover of their 2021 publication. What an honor and privilege for someone who’s life-long dream has not been to see her name in lights. Her message of hope, peace and abounding love, continues to uplift, encourage and motivate others who have heard her story. Her gift has truly open doors for her and has brought her before great men (Proverbs 18:16). She owes it all to the providence of God!