To see new life in Detroit through Jesus.


To glorify God through making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Why Detroit

  • Over 5 million people in Detroit Metro Area
  • The 12th largest Metro area in the USA
  • 4 out of 5 do not have a vibrant life-giving relationship with Jesus
  • Detroit is a city on the rise. Coming back economically and culturally. New York Times recently called it “The Most Exciting City In America”

Let the dry bones come to life! – Ezekiel 37

“We hope for better things; it shall arise from the ashes.” originally from 1805 – Official motto of the city of Detroit

Meet Us


Josh and Emily have a heart for people, fun, Jesus and life. Not in that order. Josh was a part of Fresh Life Church since its early days, and was a part of its growth, going from 14 people on its first weekend to a large multi site church with 12 campuses now over the northwest US. He has been involved in various ministry for over 15 years. He received ministry training at Calvary of Albuquerque (one of the largest churches in USA). He has also been trained through Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago with James MacDonald for church planting. Harvest has planted nearly 200 Vertical churches and enjoy a success rate in the high 80%. Josh loves people and desires deeply to see them grasp all the potential that God has for them.

Our Story


Josh met Emily in 2012. He got her phone number by tricking her into thinking he needed it for something at the church. God forgave Josh for his deception and he and Emily began a long distance romance culminating in marriage. Josh and Emily are movie and coffee nuts who spend way too much time and money on various forms of entertainment and (his mainly) caffeine addiction. They adore each other and look forward to having a family.



In 2015 Josh and Emily felt called to start a church in a large metropolitan area. Their journey is taking them to Detroit, Michigan to see a vibrant move of God.

Get Involved



Pray for Josh and Emily, the team, and church. We move forward on our knees. Click the button below to receive e-mails and prayer updates.



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Cross and Anchor Church
PO Box 141238
Detroit, MI 48214



Be a part of reaching Detroit for Jesus. We are currently building a team. If you would like to be a part, contact us below and we would love to get in touch with you.