For Immediate Release
April 15, 2015
Lexington, KY – Fifteen years ago, Anchor Baptist Church was built in the heart of Lexington. Their history and legacy is rich with many programs and outreach in the community and beyond.
Dr. Carl Peters said, “I am so excited the congregation voted overwhelmingly to embark upon their largest ever major Capital Stewardship Campaign in the history of the church.”
This decision came after several Focus Group Meetings that everyone was encouraged to attend. A full presentation was given including a brief history of Anchor Baptist, a list of current ministries, service opportunities and other interests. A second presenter listed the needs and opportunities along with the vision of leadership to address these concerns. Future ministries and estimated investments were given to complete the presentation. Then folks were given time to ask questions and to make comments, which were recorded and compiled in a final report. Many people said how much they enjoyed getting together and they learned a lot about Anchor Baptist and the different ministries. The members were glad to be updated on the status of the campus and state of the financials. They were asked, “What are your Hopes and Dreams for the Future of Anchor Baptist Church?”
Each of the individuals and families within the church will be contacted for a personal visit. The church is hoping as a result of the campaign to be able to eliminate their mortgage debt and to increase their evangelism and outreach.
The Dr. Carl Peters, Senior Pastor is fully engaged and optimistic about the wonderful possibilities. He became the 3rd Pastor in October of 2013.
Anchor has asked James D. Klote & Associates to assist and guide their efforts. “Anchor Baptist is a vital part of the community. The church community has never been so enthusiastic and worked as hard as they have on this effort, according to the leadership,” said Glendon Smith, JDK&A Consultant.
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 www.jdklote.com or (800) 360-2315.