Anchor of Hope is known in the community as the church that dons a white steeple with lighted stained glass windows that reflect an "anchor." The scene is quite poignant, especially at night. It reminds us that Jesus is our anchor, our stronghold and light.
Anchor of Hope is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Wythe County. The Hanover Presbyterian minutes at New Providence give evidence of a congregation at Anchor of Hope as early as 1777. Robert Graham, a Revolutionary soldier and a prominent citizen of this area was the first elder of the Anchor of Hope church. The first Anchor of Hope, probably erected in 1792 near Max Meadows at Hager's Spring, was a log building and served as a schoolhouse and church.
Today Anchor of Hope is a vibrant congregation of young families and adults who enjoy growing in faith through life's developmental stages. We enjoy worship, fellowship, and engaging in home and mission abroad. Anchor of Hope has always shared a pastor with Galena Presbyterian church on highway 52 past Fort Chiswell. Every fifth Sunday the churches worship together, alternating between the two churches and then enjoy a potluck meal.
We invite you to come and worship with us and feed on God's Word and enjoy Christian fellowship.