Anchor Baptist Church Kicks-off “Forward to Freedom” Capital Stewardship Campaign


For Immediate Release
June 2, 2015

Kick-off Event set up

Lexington, KY – Anchor Baptist Church in Lexington, KY kicked off its “Forward to Freedom” Capital Stewardship Campaign with a celebration filled with food, speakers, and comradery. Senior Pastor Carl Peters shared God’s vision for Anchor Baptist Church to over 200 members and regular attendees. Key individuals in the founding of Anchor, Gary and Marty Shaw and Mike Bruestle, each spoke at the Kick-off event. They emphasized God’s hand in the establishment of Anchor and God’s continued work at Anchor Baptist Church. The event’s keynote speaker, founding Pastor Paul Sisk, also gave an inspirational message. The highlight of the event came as the amount raised was revealed to the guests; it was met with surprise and delight as it was almost twice the amount that has ever been raised in a capital campaign.

Excited for what is to come, President Jim Klote of James D. Klote & Associates commented, “We are delighted to be part of the important history of Anchor Baptist Church and in particular this campaign. Raising necessary funds to assist this congregation in providing important ministries in the community is important to all of us in our firm. Nearly twice as much has been raised from the previous campaign, and it is only the Kick-off event!” JDK&A Consultant Glenn Wagner added, “This event was filled with gratitude for the past and hopefulness for the future of Anchor Baptist Church. It’s an honor to be working with so many wonderful people. The best is yet to come.”

Since Anchor Baptist’s founding fifteen years ago, they have been an integral part of the community and look forward to continuing that legacy with the help of the “Forward to Freedom” Capital Stewardship Campaign.

JDK&A Consultant Glenn Wagner (left) and Senior Pastor Carl Peters (right)

Senior Pastor Carl Peters said, “Four words describe the result of our ‘Forward to Freedom’ campaign launch: inspiration, excitement, momentum and unity. We were inspired by the announcement of commitments made to date, excited by the prospect of meeting our need, propelled by the momentum to share this vision by visiting everyone in the church family, and unified around a cause greater than ourselves – moving forward to freedom!”

Sam Ball, Steering Committee Co-chair also stated, “The campaign is off to a great start and has been received in a very positive light. The campaign launch was a great success. Everyone was excited going in and left the event more excited about what is happening at Anchor Baptist Church.”

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; St. Charles, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Toronto, Ontario, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America. For additional information, please contact the firm at or (800) 360-2315.


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