Dr. George E. Bell was born on March 7, 1952. He was raised on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. He fought in the Vietnam War as an Army Airborne soldier and demolitions expert. During that time, God was working on his heart. He later accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 20 on April 14, 1972. Just a short time after, he married Cynthia Spaulding. On July 30, 1989, he founded the Anchor Baptist Church of Columbus, Ohio; and currently he serves as its Pastor. Over three decades later, he still continues to preach God’s Word to the congregation of the Anchor Baptist Church.
Ryan Pledger was born on March 19, 1992. He was born into a godly family and was raised in church; his childhood was spent in Middleburg, Florida at the Calvary Baptist Church. He graduated high school in May 2010 and went to Bible college that fall at Texas Baptist College, where he met his wife Sharon. Ryan later graduated in 2014; during that time in college, he accepted Christ as his Saviour on October 17, 2011. After graduating he we moved back to Florida to his grandfather’s church and helped in the ministry there. Three years into serving at The Calvary Baptist Church, God moved him to the Anchor Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Where he now serves as an Assistant Pastor and Youth Pastor.
Michael Munson was born on August 13, 1986. He was saved at the age of 4 under the preaching of Dr. Jack Hyles in August 1990. During his early life, Michael and his family grew up at the Anchor Baptist Church in both the storefront and their current location. When he was a freshman, his family moved back to Indiana. After high school, Michael joined the Army where he served until April 2012. After the Army, Michael serves at the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Michael moved to Columbus, Ohio. Joined the Anchor Baptist Church. In 2019, Michael married his wife Jessica. Currently, Michael serves as the church administrator handling secretarial and treasurer duties.
Peter Cordrey was born on August 13, 1997. He was born into a godly family and was raised in church; his father is an Assistant Pastor and his mother taught in their Christian school. His entire childhood was spent in Dover, Delaware. Peter Cordrey accepted Christ as His Saviour in kindergarten when he was a young boy. After graduating high school, he went off to Bible college where he would graduate and meet his wife, Mellissa Mang. He moved to Columbus and Attended the Anchor Baptist Church in the summer of 2018; he was then brought on staff that following year in the summer of 2019. He now serves as an Assistant Pastor of the Anchor Baptist Church, Principal of the Anchor Baptist School, and Director of the Anchor Baptist Bible Institute.
Rayan Silie was born on November 21, 1992. He was raised locally in the West Side of Columbus, Ohio. He spent most of his life in the world unknowing of the plan God had for him. God continued to work on his heart. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 26 on August 16, 2018. Rayan Silie graduated from West High School where he meet his wife Michelle Taylor a former bus kid of Anchor Baptist Church. Rayan Silie join the Anchor Baptist Church in the winter of 2018, and he was then brought on staff on November 1, 2021. He now serves as an Assistant Pastor and Missions Director of the Anchor Baptist Church.