As we learn from his website, an Arkansas native, Dr. Bland attended public schools graduating from J.A. Fair High School. He attended Arkansas Baptist College graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Anthony went on to earn his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Phoenix. He was ordained as a Baptist minister at the age of 17 and is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies from Regent University.
Dr. Bland has served his community working with organizations such as the Arkansas Food Bank, The American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross. He founded the Dr. Anthony D. Bland Foundation, Inc. (Dr. ADB Foundation). Dr. ADB Foundation, Inc. an organization that provides assistance to areas of education, performing arts, cancer research, and literacy. He is a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Phi Beta Lambda Future Business Leaders of America.
Having worked since the age of 14, Anthony has a diverse business background. He is currently employed as a media technician with the Little Rock School District, a small business owner, and the chief martial arts instructor at Bland’s Martial Arts Center with the American Taekwondo Association.
I sat down with Dr Bland after he had finished a speaking engagement, so you will hear the sounds of people clearing out some furniture in the background, and our discussion covered many areas. Many thanks to Dean Flanagan for his work editing this interview.