Anchoring ALL People to Hope in God by loving, serving and preaching the Gospel to our City and the World.
We are a community striving to become a diverse family of people joining Jesus’ mission to make disciples and plant churches reaching locally and globally.
What Is Our Story?
We are a community of faith for those that are churched and un-churched, seeking and not seeking.
We are striving to become a more diverse family of followers of Jesus, whose desire is to grow in our love and service toward one another and our knowledge and love of Jesus. We desire to follow Jesus’ command to make disciples by preaching the gospel, practically living out the implications of the Gospel by serving the marginalized in our community, and partnering with others to help plant healthy churches both locally and globally.
Watch Pastor Mike Gunn talk about the mission and vision of Anchor Community Church.
"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve...You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant."
– Martin Luther King
Colossians 1:18 reminds us that Jesus is the "Head" of the church, so therefore He is the "Sr. Pastor," and we are all ministers of the gospel for God's glory. With that, the bible tells us he gives the church servants to humbly submit to Christ, and to serve the church for His purposes (See Ephesians 4:11-13). Jesus, our Sr. Pastor, became a servant for us so that we would serve others as ministers of the gospel.
Mike and Donna Gunn
Mike was called to Anchor as a teaching Elder/Pastor in July of 2013. Mike leads in teaching/preaching, vision and equipping, and is a Missional Community Leader. Mike and Donna have two adult children, a daughter-in-law and a grandson.
Andre and Kirstin Jones
The Jones' have been with Anchor for many years and have served faithfully throughout their time. Kirstin and Dre lead an MC and Dre is on the preaching/teaching team. Andre was voted in as an Elder in 2016.
John and Sonia Idio
The Idio's have been attending Anchor since 2013, and have been faithful servants of the gospel the whole time. John leads our men's ministry and co-leads a Missional Community with John Lockmer. Sonia co-leads our children's ministry with Reza Lockmer. They have two boys. John was voted in as an Elder in 2016.
Michael and Heather Foss
Michael and Heather joined Anchor in 2015 and have led our worship and outreach team. They also lead a Missional Community in North Long Beach and have a passion to reach that area of Long Beach. They just had their first child in October (A baby girl). Michael is in training to become an Elder at Anchor.
John and Reza Lockmer
The Lockmer's have been with Anchor for many years, and they both have a passion for the lost and the marginalized. They currently lead a Missional Community in Lakewood, and John has a unique talent in film and is starting to create projects around the gospel. Our desire is to use his skills for the gospel here at Anchor. Reza has been leading our children's ministry alongside Sonia Idio! They have 3 children (2 girls and a boy) John is also in training to become an Elder at Anchor Community.
What We Believe
We hold to the general doctrinal statement of the Evangelical Free Church of America, the Apostles and Nicene Creeds, Lausanne Covenant as well as many of the protestant confessions (Belgic, Heidelberg, Westminster, etc.). We are also a part of the Acts 29 Network.
We'd love to send you our welcome packet, which includes a longer and more nuanced statement of beliefs.
Come Join Us
We meet in large and small groups for a time of worship, prayer and God's word, while encouraging one another to 'Love and Good Deeds,' and then scatter into our places of influence as a witness of what God has done for us and in us" (Hebrews 10:24-25; Acts 1:8; 2:42-46; 5:42)
Time and Place
Every Sunday at 10:35am
1854 N Britton Dr Long Beach, CA
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What To Expect
You can expect a group of broken people at different levels of their journey in Christ striving to know Jesus more and fellowship with one another. We are a small, informal and diverse body, bonded together by the ‘Good News’ of Jesus. Our service seeks to honor God, by the singing of songs, recognizing and repentance of our sins, the reading and preaching of scripture, the sacrament of Communion, remembering that Christ died for our sins and the admonition to love and serve one another and our city.
Latest Blog Posts
- Acts of The Spirit: Heather FossJune 27, 2018
- Mothers Day PanelMay 16, 2018On Mother’s Day we hosted a panel on motherhood, and asked five of our mom’s what they loved about being a mom, and some of the challenges they have faced. Their answers were awesome! [Read More]
- Stop Having Christians Over For DinnerMay 8, 2018Growing up I loved my family. It seemed to me like every ounce of blessing we received was shared. Generous and hospitable were a few words to describe my great-grandfather and great-grandmother. Sure we had our issues like all families due but the generosity I witnessed was more than just giving. It was fueled by something much more than altruism. My great-grandparents had experienced the gospel [Read More]
Missional Communities are our small groups, where our people are in community on mission!
Missional Communities are made up of groups of missionary servants who are making disciples, are devoted to Jesus, and one another, as well as their neighbors and city! It is a group of people meeting in homes of South LA and Orange Counties during the week in order to live their lives together in ways that honor God, show love and care for one another and make the gospel evident to the watching world.
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'" – Matthew 19:14
Our vision for our children's ministry is to create a an exciting learning experience for kids, so that they would become active followers of Jesus Christ, and be able to critically think through their faith and be able to defend it as they get older.
We would love to send you more information!
We'll send you our Welcome Packet that includes our full Statement of Beliefs, more about the classes we offer and organizations we partner with, along with a friendly greeting.