Bio

About The Anchormen

Formed in 1979, the ANCHORMEN have become one of the premier quartets in Christian Music. With over three decades in ministry they continue a rich heritage of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ delivered by very talented and spirit filled gentlemen. The group began singing in three or four states for the first five years of ministry and nationwide by 1985.

Many great vocalists have taken the stage as members of this fine group including: Co-founder and longtime baritone vocalist, Terry Carter, Benny Blackburn, Steve Ladd, Tony Jarman, David Sutton, Biney English, Dale Forbes, David Hill, Jeff Chapman, Aaron McCune, David Hester, and Paul Harkey. Each member brought a different dynamic to the group and helped to shape the group's sound into what it is today.

Their repertoire includes classics The Anchormen have introduced to Christian music such as, “Come To The Fountain,” and “I’ve Been Touched", "I Feel Like Running", "Come On In", and their mega hit "Giver of Life" which reached and held the number one spot on radio charts across the country! While the ANCHORMEN have consistently produced several top charting hits over the years, the legacy they were founded upon remains their guiding principle and their #1 mission...seeing lives changed. This purpose driven devotion continues today and results in inspiring excitement the ANCHORMEN are best known for.

Group manager Tim Bullins states, “Fans can expect high-energy singing and transparent testimonies along with songs ranging from old classics to today’s favorites when attending an Anchormen concert.” The ANCHORMEN travel worldwide, performing 200 plus dates per year in all varities of major events; concert halls, cruises, arenas, festivals, fairs, corporate events, churches, theme parks as well as international venues.

Not only do The Anchormen hope to bring joy to their listeners, the quartet’s goal is to effectively lead audiences to a sincere knowledge of Christ through His music. The men of this quartet have made it their mission to stay faithful to the call placed on their lives.

Phillip Hughes - Lead Vocalist

Phillip Hughes, a native of Enterprise, AL is also a ANCHORMEN “retread” from the past. He originally came on board in 1997. During his 4 year tenure, he enjoyed many international travels as well as becoming regulars on TBN’s “Praise The Lord” television network which led to performances at the Grand Ole Opry as well as other exciting venues. After leaving the ANCHORMEN in 2001, he later joined the Kingsmen Quartet for 6 years then onto the Harvesters Quartet before returning to the ANCHORMEN In 2015. During his time off, you can usually find Phillip coaching ball or spending time with his wife Starla and kids Ross and Ryan.

Chris Jenkins - Tenor Vocalist

Tenor, Chris Jenkins was first introduced to southern gospel music at an early age by his grandfather who sang in a quartet. While attending many concerts, he developed a love for the music and a desire to sing it himself.  After studying voice as a teenager, he later attended the Stamps-Baxter School of Music in Nashville, TN and the University of North Carolina. Soon after singing with a regional group, he was offered and accepted a position to sing tenor with the ever popular Kingsmen Quartet where he remained for 4 years. Fans are amazed at his ability to reach the “highest” of high notes  as well as “croon” a simple ballad. His popularity with audiences earned him multiple Top 10 Tenor nominations in the Singing News Fan Awards. He is also a contributing editor of a monthly column called “Next Generation” at Absolutelygospel.com. During his downtime, Chris enjoys time with his wife Stephanie and his son Ryan. He also enjoys collecting vintage southern gospel records.