Anchor Baptist Church began on August 5, 2012, with our chartering service held at the Waterford of Columbia, an independent living facility where we had held Thursday night services for several years. About 60 people of like faith and convictions decided, along with Pastor Rick Kirchinger, to start a new independent, fundamental, mission-minded, King James Bible, Christ-honoring and Christ-obeying Baptist church. In our first service, we had 81 in attendance. We believe that God has led us to start this work, and we are excited to see what God is going to do as we try to evangelize Columbia, SC and its surrounding areas. Please pray for us and please feel free to come and visit with us any time. We are a new work, but we serve the same Lord who has been Lord from the foundation of the world.