The larger community is made up of other smaller communities that meet throughout the week. All other meetings, services, or mission-events are derived out of these communities. Their Little Italy Community meets at Princess Pub (on the corner of India & Date Streets) on Tuesday nights. The Gaslamp Community comes together on Wednesdays at the Starbucks (on 5th & F).
For the sake of accountability and authenticity, Anchor Gaslamp adapted a Biblically-based eldership model. The two founding pastors are Karlton Edison and Vince Larson, both Pentecostal ministers in their 20s.
Karlton Edison, a native San Diegan, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Christian Life College in 2004. Since then he has attended Bethel Theological Seminary (The San Diego-based campus of Bethel University), working toward a Master’s Degree in Theology. After receiving his ministerial license in January, 2007, Edison joined the United States Air Force as a lieutenant, and plans to become a licensed chaplain as soon as his Master’s Program is completed.
Vince and Nancy Larson have been married for seven years and have served as Administrative Pastor and assistant for three years at a large church in town. After founding Anchor Gaslamp, Vince Larson began teaching high school at a local private school as a day job. Vince received his ministerial license in January 2007, and is enrolled at a local college where he is working towards a double major in Psychology and Communications. Larson was described by the San Diego Reader as "looking every inch the hipster".