Ministry Team

Pastors & Staff

Joel Porcher

Lead Pastor

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 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 five 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 preaching 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.

Chris Wagner

Associate Pastor

The Wagners joined the Anchor ministry team in July 2019, and added Jonathan to their family shortly after. Their ministry focus at Anchor, apart from regular involvement in the teaching and preaching ministries, includes children and teen related ministries, as well as technical administrative assistance. Chris has a Master of Divinity from Pensacola Theological Seminary and also serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve. His wife, Paige, holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Pensacola Christian College, and also serves on the office staff.

Angela Dodge

Office Assistant

Mrs. Dodge serves as Anchor's church secretary.  She has been at Anchor for over 10 years and has served in many different areas of the ministry over those years. She and her husband have two adult children and a grandchild.