"Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil." Hebrew 6:19
Bernard Jr. & Anchored started as vision implanted in the mind of one of God's chosen vessels, Bernard McKenzie Jr. On this journey God began to speak to him & placed the vision of music ministry in the heart & mind of he whom would be able to help carry out the vision. This visualization started on March 6, 2009, special thanks to Dorothy Crawley "Soprano" who allowed Anchored to rehearse in her home every Friday at 4:00 P.M. For two months Anchored rehearsed a cappella. As months went forth, Anchored transformed into a choir, then added on two new consecutive musicians, Tyrone Polk (Organist) and Marquis Carter (Drummer). As result of this, in June 2009 they relocated to New Heaven Coptic Temple, rehearsing every Saturday at 12:00 P.M. Special thanks to Prophet Hiram & Kim Williams for allowing Anchored to use their place of worship. In the month of July, the Lord added on an additional musician, Dwayne Hardy who is Anchored's bass player. As time progressed, Anchored sang in various churches leaving the air of anointing and power every where they trailed. On September 20, 2009 Anchored presented there Alpha musical entitled "Favor". In January 2010 Anchored moved their rehearsal to McKenzie Mission; special thanks to Bishop Dr. Bernard McKenzie Sr. & the McKenzie Mission family for allowing this. January 30, 2010 Anchored was asked to minister in music at the "Edwin Hawkins & Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference Chicago Chapter". Saturday, March 20, 2010 Anchored celebrated there 1st year anniversary "Entitled" "The Sound of Praise". Saturday May, 1 2010 Anchored was asked to be the special guest on WYCA 102.3 FM Rejoice with Lamont Baker. Later that year Anchored performed there original song entitled "You Shall Live".Since March of 2012 Anchored have been established for 3 years and has continued expanding with members of all ages. Anchored continues to bless the Lord for which they have came thus far &is ready prepared to do bigger, better and more tremendous things in their music ministry in the year of 2013. "A NEW LEVEL, A NEW STAGE"