Anchor Ridge began in 2011 as Josh Paul Ministries as he ministered at churches and events. With a heart to serve the locals in the Appalachian mountains, JPM put together our first distribution where more than 200 people came to receive supplies.
As the team was able to collect more products such as food, clothing and household supplies, the first large outreach event “Block Party” was held in North Wilkesboro, NC. Having no idea how the first event would go, the team was amazed when about 300 people showed up to hear the Gospel and to receive the much-needed provisional items. Countless ‘decisions for Christ’ were made this day and it was evident that the Lord had huge plans for this organization.
In 2012 Josh Paul Ministries (now Anchor Ridge) was able to rent a 10X10 storage building to receive and store products to distribute to families.
Since then, Anchor Ridge has grown from a 10X10 storage building, to a 3,500 square foot warehouse, to an 8,500 square foot warehouse and now is headquartered in a 30,000 square foot warehouse and event center in N. Wilkesboro, NC.
Today, Anchor Ridge ministers to thousands of families annually through large outreach events, a child sponsorship program, local distributions and ‘Anchor Today’, the ministry’s Television Broadcast. We are blessed to be able to distribute over 2 Million pounds of supplies to families throughout the Appalachian Mountains, all while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
One of our first ever Block Parties!
We started in this storage unit in Early 2012 with just a few items to serve the community.
Later in 2012, we stepped out in faith to get this 3,500 SqFt warehouse in Boomer, NC. We quickly outgrew it
In the summer of 2013, we moved into this 8,500 SqFt property. We thought we would never outgrow it, but God had bigger plans!
On April 17, 2019, we purchased this 30,000 SqFt property and it is quickly filling up as we continue to grow! God has been AMAZING every step of the way!