Pastor Robert T. Joseph surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal saviour on September 21, 1975 at the age of 31. After receiving Christ, he became a faithful member at Open Door Baptist Church in Fredericksburg, VA during which time he surrendered to the call to preach.
In 1983 Pastor Joseph and his family relocated to Pensacola, FL to attend the Pensacola Bible Institute (PBI), studying under Dr. Peter S. Ruckman. In 1986, Pastor Joseph received his Bachelor of Divinity from PBI and then returned to the Virginia area.
From 1986 to 1988 he pastored Flat Run Baptist Church in Locust Grove, VA. From 1988 to 1991 Pastor Joseph worked as the Associate Pastor for Blessed Hope Baptist Church located in Bryans Road, MD under Pastor Buddy Cargill who has since gone home to be with the Lord. In 1992 he started Solid Rock Baptist Church in Lignum, VA which eventually turned into Anchor Baptist Church in 2002 when he came to Maryland. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Anchor Baptist Church has prospered and grown as a local church measurably over the years. He has also witnessed the construction of a new church building located in Faulkner, MD that is now the current residence of Anchor Baptist Church.
Pastor Joseph has come to realize and see the continual growth of Anchor Baptist Church. He has sanctioned the steady increase of many church ministries in the Southern Maryland area and the Northern Neck of Virginia for the purpose of spreading the gospel (1 Cor. 15:1-4) while becoming a fixture in the community. He is committed to pointing people to the salvation that only comes through the blood of Jesus Christ and ministering to those in need to an acceptable path in life. Pastor Joseph is a devoted husband and father whose zeal for a risen saviour has inspired countless souls in the service of the Lord.