Anchor Church was planted in Milford, Delaware, in April 2017 by lead pastors Paul and Rachel Bowman. It is currently the only Assemblies of God church in the town of 10,000.
More than 60 percent of Milford’s population claims to have no religious affiliation, according to the city’s data report. The Bowmans knew that establishing a church in this largely unreached community could present numerous challenges.
“There is also a high poverty rate in the community,” Paul says. “We needed to bring not only spiritual hope, but also the kind of hope that meets the people’s physical needs and impacts their daily lives.”
Because of Anchor Church’s ability to be mobile, with portable sound and music equipment (purchased with Matching Funds), they found a home in the local Boys and Girls Club....