1995 Largest weightlifting arena in the Southeast named in Paul’s memory: “Paul Anderson/Howard Cohen Weightlifting Center, Savannah, Georgia.

  • Georgia House of Representatives and Senate passed resolutions in tribute to Paul.
  • The Paul Anderson Memorial Weightlifting Invitational, a pre-Olympic event, was held in Atlanta, GA.
  • A state historical marker was unveiled at the Paul Anderson Youth Home honoring him.

1996 Glenda named an Olympic torchbearer for the Atlanta Summer Olympics.

1999 S. Truett Cathy and Glenda break ground for the S. Truett Cathy Office Complex.

  • The Paul Anderson Memorial Park became a reality and is located one block from Paul’s birthplace. The focal point of the park is a cascading fountain, which showcases a beautiful life-size bronze statue of Paul raising a barbell overhead.
  • Paul Anderson The Mightiest Minister written by Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. is released.
  • Drew Read becomes the first PAYH Chief Operating Officer.

2004 Glenda marries Stephen Leonard
2005 Strength for the Day, a devotional book for fathers and sons is released; a compilation of devotionals written by Paul for a weekly newspaper column Tomorrow’s Leaders

  • Drew Read and Mac Jordan inaugurate an annual bicycle ride commemorating Paul’s 1961 ride to Boys Town in Omaha, Nebraska.

2006 PAYH Christmas Play begins a small on-campus event, but quickly grows and moves its venue to First Baptist Church of Vidalia, Georgia, where more than 500 guests enjoy a dinner theater each year.

2007 PAYH builds the Gary and Nancy Chartrand Academic Center, modern school facility, equipped with a computer lab and robust library, and the Peyton Anderson Counseling Center.