Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997). Anton LaVey was born on April 11'th, 1930. He was and still is known as the Father of Modern Satanism, and he was the creator and High Priest of the first Satanic Church in San Francisco California. The Church of Satan was created on April 30th, 1966, to celebrate man's carnal beast that lived in the cosmos, motivated by the dark force known as Satan. He wrote several books including The Satanic Bible.