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Our Story

In the summer of 2021, a team of staff moved to the Midwest with a vision of starting an Acts 2 church in Ann Arbor. For many of us, college was a transformative time. Jesus’ all-consuming call grabbed a hold of our hearts as we experienced the power of God’s word and the richness of a biblical community. It’s an experience we want to pass on to others so we plant churches in college towns!

At Anchor, you’ll find a wide range of people from those who have grown up in the church to those who are learning about Christianity for the first time. Regardless of your religious background, we want to welcome all of you here. Our mission is to create a community where college students can grow in their faith and build meaningful relationships with others. Join us for worship services, small group gatherings, and other events throughout the week!

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Meet the Leadership

Hello from the Sams!

Will and Andrea Sam are the leads of Anchor College Church. During their college years at UC Berkeley, they gave their lives to Christ and caught the vision of sharing the gospel with other college students. They served in various ministries in California at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State and UC San Diego, and then in 2021, God led them to Ann Arbor to plant our church here at the University of Michigan (go Blue!). Here, their hope is that many students would personally know Jesus, and that their lives would be forever changed as theirs were in college. 

Leads of Anchor College Church, Will and Andrea, standing in University of Michigan Law Quad
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