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Meet The Pastor

My name is Greg Carr, and by the grace of God, I'm an ambassador of hope and minister of reconciliation. That's who I am and that's what I do!  This sums up forty years of Holy Spirit's ministry in my life. I have a Bachelor's degree of Biblical Studies from Logos University and I am honored to have my credentials through Elim Fellowship of Lima, New York, and our Church affiliated with Global Legacy.

My desire as pastor of Anchor of Hope Ministries is to raise up men and women of faith to invade darkness with the manifest presence of God, and to help people realize the purpose and destiny that has been planned out for them before the foundation of the world as beloved sons and daughters of God. The inspiration for the name of our church comes from Hebrews 6:19, “This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil. . .”

In 1976, my lovely bride Peggy and I began a home Bible study in Buffalo, New York with four people, which quickly grew to fourteen, then twenty, and by that year's end we had fifty "hungry for Jesus" people attending! We had to rent space to facilitate our growing group and on July 7, 1977, we opened a coffee house called the Bread of Life Center. We then came under the ministry of Full Gospel Tabernacle pastored by Tommy Reid.

In May of 1981 I received an invitation from Pastor Walter and Marilyn Hickey to join their pastoral staff in Denver, Colorado to start Life For Today Bible School.  After much prayer, Peggy and I packed up our four children and moved to Denver.

Five years later, I received a letter from Victory Bible Church in Pasadena, Maryland to come and candidate for a pastor's position, and in June of 1986, we arrived in Maryland with our (now) five children to begin ministry to the folks of Anne Arundel County. I am grateful to God for 30 years of ministry here in Maryland and look forward to many more!