Through hard work, sacrifice and commitment Anthony Bland has created opportunities to succeed in education, business, and community service. Now Anthony wants to bring that same level of commitment to public service as Governor of Arkansas.
An Arkansas native, Anthony 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. At the age of 17 Anthony was ordained as a Baptist minister. After many years of ministry, in 2019 he obtained a Master of Theological Studies from Regent University.
Anthony has served his community working with organizations such as the Arkansas Food Bank, The American Heart Association, and the American Red Cross. Anthony also founded and is the CEO of the Dr. Anthony D. Bland Foundation, Inc. (Dr. ADB Foundation) with the help of his lovely wife, Jameelah. Dr. ADB Foundation, Inc. is an organization that provides assistance to areas of education, performing arts, cancer research, and literacy. Anthony 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. Anthony is currently employed as a business teacher with the Little Rock School District, a small business owner, and the chief martial arts instructor at Diamond Cut Martial Arts Center with the American Taekwondo Association.
Anthony is a proud husband to Jameelah and the father of eight children (six girls and two boys).