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First Time Here?

First time at Anchor Church? Don't want to go alone? Or maybe you’ve been a few times, but you'd like to meet Pastors Nick and Hannah and take a tour of the building and meet some new people?


Well, plan your visit now, and we will meet you at the front door, introduce you to some great people, help you get your kids checked in, give you a tour of the church, save you a seat in service, and make sure you meet Pastors Nick and Hannah!


Plan your visit now, and we'll treat you like family from the moment you step foot on site!

The Pastors



We're Nick and Hannah, the pastors and founders of Anchor Church! We've been married since 2011 and moved to C-U in 2019 to start Anchor Church without knowing anyone in the area. Then, we got to meet all of the amazing people who are a part of Anchor today!


We believe that you are uniquely wired by God for a specific purpose, and that unless you figure out what that purpose is, you'll never be truly fulfilled.


No one else on earth can fulfill the unique calling that God has for you.


No one else can fulfill your assignment. 


Maybe you know exactly what your purpose is, maybe you've been running from it for a while, or maybe you have absolutely no idea where to even start looking for it...


But we want to help you find it.


Because we believe that the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who actually do...

Hannah and Nick Brzozowski, Pastors at Anchor Church in Champaign-Urbana, IL



And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8b


It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened.

Luke 24:10


Your love for one  another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.

John 13:35

Our Beliefs

Do you want to know more details about what Anchor believes about God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit, etc...

Click here to find out all the details.

What do I do with my kids during the service?

Enjoy the service while highly trained staff teach your children the Bible is an age-appropriate way. At Anchor Kids, safety is our number one priority. Upon check-in, you'll receive matching identification stickers, which you will use after the service to pick child up. We also run all of our volunteers through an extensive screening process, including training and a background check. Currently, Anchor Kids is available for ages 2-10. You can pre-register your children below by clicking "Plan Your Visit" below.

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Our Mission

At the heart of our mission is a powerful belief: that church should be an extension of Jesus' ministry, which included empowering women, embracing diversity, and putting people first. 


We envision a world where your daughter, and every young girl, will rise knowing her worth and embracing her inherent dignity.


We cherish the richness that comes from a multi-ethnic tapestry, where you will find a treasure trove of perspectives to broaden your horizons, challenge your assumptions, and inspire personal growth.


In a world that often prioritizes institutions over individuals, we stand firm in our commitment to put people first. Our collective strength lies in the bonds we forge, in the sense of belonging we create, and in our mutual care for one another.


Together, we can shape a world that better reflects the love and priorities of Jesus.


Curious to hear a message on our mission? 

Here's a sermon on the Big Three from September 2023.

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What does Anchor Kids teach? 

The Bible is the most amazing book ever written, and we strive to bring its stories to life through creative activities and discussions that keep kids engaged. We want every child to love God's Word and understand the value of applying it to their lives. We know they'll have fun each week as they learn about who God is through games, activities, and video teaching. All of this can't happen without our amazing volunteers.

As of right now, Anchor Kids is for ages 2-9 years old.

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Anchor Kids utilizes the Life Kids curriculum. Life Kids is based out of Oklahoma and they seek to help kids connect. to God. You can find out more about them here. 

Find your people.
Discover your purpose.
Plan your visit.

  • Trying to find your purpose? 

  • Looking for something different? 

  • Need community?

No Awkward First Visit.

Here’s the deal…


We do things a little differently around here…


We know it can be a little weird or even awkward visiting a church for the first time…


That’s why we created Plan Your Visit.


When you sign up for Plan Your Visit we’ll:


✅ meet you at the front door

✅ help you get your kids checked in

✅ introduce you around to a few people

✅ save you seats

✅ we’ll even sit with you if you want (so you don't have to sit by yourself)


We want to make your first visit as easy as possible, and actually take time to get to know you and your family.


Pretty crazy idea, right?


Will you come hang out with us this Sunday?


Just click on the Plan Your Visit button below and schedule your visit for this Sunday!

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Will you come to Anchor Church with me this Sunday?

First time at Anchor Church?

Don't want to go alone?

Or maybe you've been a few times but you'd like to take a tour of the building and meet some new people?


Plan Your Visit now and we will:


  • meet you at the front door

  • introduce you to some great people

  • help you get your kids checked in

  • give you a tour of the church

  • save you a seat in service


Plan Your Visit now and we will treat you like family from the moment you step foot on the property...


Schedule your visit for this Sunday!

We don't judge.

We don't care if you have tattoos.

We don't care how you dress.

We just want to meet you. :) 

  • Wear what you want.

  • Eat in the sanctuary.

  • Meet some great people. 

  • Listen to a relevant sermon. 


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January - March 2024

In this series, we embrace the feet-washing, barrier-breaking, party-throwing, table-tossing, cross-enduring, healing, praying, weeping, believing, eating, forgiving, life-changing love of Jesus. 

October-November 2024

In this 7-part series, we will face the devastating nature of fractured relationships (whether a breakup, separation, or divorce), explore five leading causes, and give a map for life after the loss. This series is for anyone hoping to find healing and restoration or who hopes to build a healthy relationship. 

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May 2023

Hannah talks about the importance of Therapy and how God handled a mental health crisis with Elijah. She preaches out of 1 Kings 19.

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March 2023

On this episode, Nick talks about Money Matters. He takes a more casual approach and engages the audience a bit, while diving into the parable of the Rich Fool from Luke 12.

We Do Things A Little Different...

  • no awkward first visit

  • no confusing church language

  • no judgmental church people

  • your kids will beg you to come back!


Anchor Church is different.


Will you come hang out with us this Sunday?

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You're kids are going to love it here...

Anchor Kids Has:


  • Fun Services

  • Engaging Music

  • Age-Appropriate Bible Lessons

  • Games


Where was that when we were kids, haha!


Just click on the button below to Plan Your Visit and we'll set everything up...

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