our Staff

  • Porcher Family

    Dear Visiting Friends,


    We know that looking for a new church family can be an intimidating process, whether you are new to our area or seeking to get re-connected in a gospel-centered local church.  Please allow us to take a few moments of your time to get acquainted with our family and heartbeat for Christ’s church. My wife Deanna and I met while we were finishing up our post-graduate studies at Pensacola Christian College, and in the fall of 2008, we were married and came on staff at Anchor. After two years, we were sent out from Anchor as church planting missionaries. It has been our privilege since then, to lead the Anchor Baptist Church in Cape Coast, Ghana, from infant church plant to an independent, self-supported, locally pastored church. In the early spring of 2018, God called our family back to our home church. While this decision was difficult especially for our four children who have known only Ghana, we have been excited about the opportunity to continue the Lord’s work in Maryland. Our time overseas has stretched us in so many ways, but more than anything, it has reinforced in our minds the absolute necessity of passionate biblical exposition, mentoring of young Christians in the faith, and careful articulation of sound doctrine. It is our desire through gospel-centered preach and teaching to equip the saint to do the work of the ministry in our church and local communities. We look forward to getting to meet you and if God sees fit to direct you to Anchor, see Him mature you in the faith. If you would like to contact us personally, please feel free to email us at office@anchorbaptistonline.org


    In Christ,

    Pastor Joel Porcher and family


  • Angela Dodge

    Mrs. Dodge serves as Anchor's church secretary.  Angela has been at Anchor for 10 years and has served in many areas of ministry - Sunday School teacher, contact for church related fellowships/services, Vacation Bible School teacher and other ministries. Her insight into all these activities has helped her fit into her new responsibilities in the office.

    Angela is married to Eric and has 2 children.  In prior years Angela worked for Hughes Aircraft Company, Space and Communications Group, in Software, Hardware and Firmware Configuration Management.  In her spare time Angela loves to garden, cook, collect antiques and spend time with her family.