Pastor Josh and Brooke Bourgeois

Josh & Brooke Bourgeois are ordained ministers and the founding and lead pastors of Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are the adoptive parents of two beautiful children, Brooklyn and Judah. Pastors Josh & Brooke served as student pastors for 11 years in Houma, LA. Pastor Josh also served as associate pastor and production director for 5 years so he's passionate about creating outlets for creativity in the church. Pastor Brooke served as Worship Pastor for 6 years and started leading worship as a student, so Anchor will always emphasize the importance of excellence in our worship. 

Our pastors believe that no matter the age or stage, our passion for Jesus should never die. Their hope for Anchor Chapel is to be a place where passion for Jesus and fearlessly following Him are the norm.


Kevin Ries - Operations Director

Kevin and Jennifer Ries joined our staff team in the summer of 2019. They have two amazing daughters, Riley and Mikaela. Kevin has served in many ministry capacities over the past decade and uses his experience to help create systems and strategies to make Anchor successful in our mission to tell the world about the hope of the world found in Jesus. Kevin shares his passion of “helping ministries work together behind a unified vision to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ.”