Eclectic: deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.

Eclectic definitively describes Pastor Anchul’s (Pronounced On-chull) decorating sense, life, and ministry. Born and raised Jewish, Anchul celebrated his bar mitzvah at thirteen. Even throughout his younger years, music played a leading role in his life. Picking up his first guitar at 6 and piano at 8, his desire to pursue a career in music continued on right through college, as he attended Berklee College of Music where he majored in Music Production and Audio Engineering and minored in composition and arranging.


Following Berklee, Pastor Anchul spent a little over five years touring the world working with such groups as Kiss, Tom Petty, Boston, Tanya Tucker, Meatloaf and even Chubby Checker. But all that was about to change.


After marrying Ginny, he decided to retire from touring and moved to Daytona Beach FL. It was there, that he was asked to fix his first church sound system. He has been in the church and in the ministry ever since.


Pastor Anchul found Christ in, what he likes to describe, a tongue talking, bible thumping, non-denominational church.  A few years later, he accepted his first full-time ministry position at Riverbend Community Church. Seven additional churches finally led him to St. Paul United Methodist Church.



Pastor Anchul’s passion is connecting people to God and to one another. You can always hear him saying, “The gospel is simple. Loving God and loving people.” Anchul is married to Ginny who he calls his ministry partner. He has three beautiful daughters, two cats, and a dog, Daisy, who often is sitting in his lap while he writes sermons. You can contact Anchul at

Pastor Anchul Axelrod

Ms. J. Jackson - Office Administrator
Debbie Culver - Hospitality Coordinator

Connecting people to Jesus Christ,
and one another.
Forging connections, creating community and a church family that supports and loves one another. 


We care for our community through a wide variety of ministry and outreach programs including our weekly free community meal on Wednesdays at  5:00 p.m.,

our Community Garden and more!


It's important to realize there's a power working on your behalf, even when you can't see it.

But when you learn to trust, despite your circumstances, you will see that your faith is still intact – you just have to hold on.

You just have to make the choice to believe.


Need prayer? Do you have questions? Would you like to get involved?  Send us an e-mail and we'll get in touch with you as quickly as possible.  



(816) 254-8680


3601 S. Sterling Ave.

Independence, MO 64052

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