Our Elders

Anchor Church is led by a team of elders. These elders provide teaching, vision, shepherding, and spiritual oversight to to equip the church for the ministry of the gospel.

  • Harvey Edwards

  • aaron Barnes

  • Michael Green

  • Rand Nelson

Our Staff

  • Harvey Edwards

    Lead Pastor

    Harvey grew up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2002 and went on to Dallas Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling in 2007. In 2018, he completed a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Theology from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Harvey desires to help people know Jesus in a more real and personal way. He wants to help believers see that Jesus not only saves us from our sins, but saves us to a life of meaning and purpose as members of his family. Believers are given the incredible privilege and responsibility to be God's witnesses in the world, to be proclaimers of the words of life and illustrations of the love of Jesus. Harvey sees his role as a pastor to equip God's people to fulfill the calling that all believers share - to be ministers of the gospel.

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  • Aaron Barnes

    Executive/College Pastor

    Aaron grew up in Carbon Hill, Alabama, a small town north of Tuscaloosa. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 2009 and went on to New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity in the summer of 2014. 

    Aaron, along with his wife and their two children Grace and Alexander, joined the Anchor Faith Family in July of 2017. In college, Aaron began to understand what it truly means to live life on mission. He believes that making disciples happens best through relationships. He is passionate about equipping and empowering believers to serve God in any context. Aaron’s specific role on staff is to reach collegiate students in Tuscaloosa with the gospel and help carryout Anchor’s overall mission by working alongside Harvey in putting practical feet to his creative vision.

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  • Sarah Calder

    Ministry Multiplier

    Sarah grew up in Satsuma on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016 and began her Master of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2021. Upon moving to Tuscaloosa in 2018, Sarah found her home with the Anchor Church family. 

    Sarah desires to help people, especially college students and women, grow in their knowledge of and love for God. She is passionate about discipleship within the local church, living life sent, and helping others understand and use their gifts to build up the Church. Sarah’s role on staff is to help lead Anchor’s missional efforts, serve as a touchpoint for women, and walk alongside college students in our city of more than 40,000 students. 

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