Our History

The Christian Businessmen's Committee of Northern San Diego County Servicemen's Center was incorporated as a non-profit organization February 24, 1951. Through the years of outreach, countless young men and women have been "rescued from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of His dear Son." Some of those saved and discipled through the Anchor became pastors, missionaries, and leaders in local churches.

…That was the beginning of The Anchor.

We now have more than 70 years of continuing ministry to the military in Oceanside, CA. We presently outreach to active, reserve, veterans and their families. We have every walk of life coming through our doors: new to the military, experienced combat veterans, wounded combat veterans, reserves, single, married, divorced, parents of military, parents in the military, people walking strong with the Lord, people who have strained relationships with the Lord, and non-believers. We only have four rules: leave your rank at the door, first-name-basis only, no belittling or put-downs and no alcohol or tobacco on the premises.

The Anchor is on North Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside, CA.

Its strategic location allows us to reach the men and women of Camp Pendleton, and the surrounding area. Formerly known by long-time locals and former military personnel as "The Servicemen's Center of Oceanside", The Anchor provides free food, games, movies and conversation for all military members and their families. The Anchor has been and will continue to be an encouraging environment for everyone to start or continue their walk with the Lord.

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