Anthony Jordan was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, and grew up in Skiatook, Oklahoma. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior and was baptized at First Baptist Church, Skiatook. He committed his life to special service at Falls Creek and surrendered to the preaching ministry at First Southern Baptist Church, Pratt, Kansas. He was licensed to the gospel ministry by Immanuel Baptist Church, Skiatook, Oklahoma, and ordained by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Lebanon, Missouri.
Dr. Jordan is married to the former Polla Crutchfield. They have a son, Adrian, and a daughter, Alisha.
Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University, where he gained the Bachelor of Arts degree. He earned the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010, Dr. Jordan was presented with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Oklahoma Baptist University.
After serving as pastor for 28½ years, in 1996 Dr. Jordan was elected Executive Director-Treasurer of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO).