Ministry Team

Pastors & Staff

Joel Porcher

Lead Pastor

We know looking for a new church family can be intimidating, whether you are new to our area or seeking to get reconnected in a gospel-centered church.  My wife and I met while finishing up postgraduate studies in Florida. 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, where Joel lead the Anchor Baptist Church in Cape Coast, Ghana, from an infant church plant to an independent, locally pastored church. In the early spring of 2018, God directed our family back to our home church. While this decision was very difficult, we are so thankful for the opportunity to continue the Lord’s work in Maryland. Our time overseas stretched us in many ways, but most directly, reinforced the pressing need for passionate biblical exposition, mentoring young Christians in the faith, and carefully articulating sound doctrine. We look forward to getting to meet you if God directs you to Anchor.

Chris Wagner

Associate Pastor

The Wagners moved up from Florida to join our ministry team after finishing their postgraduate work in July 2019, and added Jonathan to their family shortly after. Their ministry focus at Anchor, apart from regular teaching and preaching, includes youth ministries, senior care, ministering to our military, and technical administrative assistance. Paige also serves on the office staff.