Category Archives: Ladies’ Retreat

Betty Henderson

Salvation: Saved on Easter Sunday 1959, at Broadway Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN (Highbetty henderson school senior at the time)

College: Graduated from Bob Jones University 1964. Degree: BA- School of Religon

Family: Married to Joe since November, 1971. He is retired International Captain for US Airways, and an active layman and teacher in the Lord’s work.

Frequent speaker for Ladies Retreats and Banquets.
Author of Teen devotions on the lives of great missionaries.
Author of A Woman of Prayer published by BJU press.

Reading—especially books on church history, and biographies of great Christians.

Collecting Old books- especially old copies of Pilgrim’s Progress, old hymnals, books authored by Amy Carmichael, Rosalind Goforth, Isobel Kuhn, Frances Havergal, and books written by other faithful servants of the past and present.

Hymnology—studying the lives of hymn writers of the past, and traveling to visit their places of birth, ministry, and burial. This is a family hobby we have enjoyed for many years.


Sheri Privett


Sheri was raised in a Bible preaching home and church in Virginia and trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was four years of age. When she was eight while attending summer camp, she dedicated her life to the Lord to be used however He desired. Sheri is the wife of Dr. Michael R. Privett, Director of Church Planting and Development at Gospel Fellowship Association—a missions agency located in Greenville, SC.
She travels with her husband ministering to missionaries in their fields of service. She served as a pastor’s wife for twenty-four years including twenty-one years as they started and shepherded the Faith Baptist Church in Williamsburg, VA.. Sheri graduated both from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education as well as the College of William & Mary with a master’s degree in Elementary Education. Having home educated their three children for eighteen years, she has many opportunities to consult home educating families. When she is home in Travelers Rest, SC, she teaches piano lessons and enjoys exercising with her husband.


Ladies Retreat 2012 Schedule:

4-6pm : Registration
6:30pm: Supper
7:45pm: Service 1
9:30-11pm: Free Time (snacks, skating, book store, games, etc.)

7:15-8:15am: Pick-up breakfast
8:30-9:15am: Workshops
9:30-9:50am: Favorite Hymns
9:50-11am: Free Time
11am: Service 2
12:45pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Service 3
3:15pm: Dismissal


Ladies Retreat 2011

The Anchorage’s 35th Annual Ladies Retreat has come and gone and we praise the Lord for his mighty works throughout the weekend! We were thrilled to have Carol Trahan come and speak for the second time. Carol is now ministering in Guam, teaching college and high school ages. Even though her ministry is now in Guam, the Lord has given her opportunity to continue speaking in the U.S. for certain weeks out of the year. We are so thankful that our Ladies Retreat could still benefit from this special lady. This year’s theme came from Philippians 1:27– “Christ, Our Example.” Carol challenged the ladies to look to Christ, our perfect Savior, as their one source for true contentment and hope. He will never fail us! Continue reading

Carol Trahan

Ladies Retreat Speaker

Carol was saved in 1981 at the age of 22 out of a life of immorality and the occult.  She married Jeffrey Trahan in 1986.  Their daughter Sarah was born in 1987 and their son Caleb in 1989.  In October of 1994, Jeff ended his life after confessing to immoral sin that devastated their family.  Carol was 2 months pregnant with their third child (Rebekah) at the time.  As a result, the Lord showed Himself mighty intervening in their lives to reveal His awesome power, amazing grace and unfailing love and mercy.  The Lord has led her every step of the way bringing her to brokenness and the place of complete dependence on Him.

God called her into a ministry in 1996 to show forth His power and sufficiency to ladies in every circumstance of life.  Her desire is to communicate to ladies their need to walk in a state of continual revival—having a passion for the living God, loving Him and His Word supremely, knowing Him intimately and serving Him wholeheartedly.

Ladies Retreat 2010

“Seasons of Life”

This year’s theme, Seasons of Life, covered the areas of life that each person has potential of being a part of. Whether or not you are in a certain stage of life, you can always minister to someone else who is. These areas include: The single life, married life, married life with children, and married life after the children leave. There were four workshops to cover these topics by four godly ladies: Lynn Martindale, Amy Wiedell, Colleen Rose, and Jean Barber. What a blessing each one of them was! This year’s main speaker was Faith Taylor from Simpsonville, SC. We are so grateful for Faith’s ministry, and that she allowed herself to be used of the Holy Spirit in this retreat.

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34th Annual Ladies’ Retreat

This year:

Speaker– Faith Taylor of Simpsonville, SC

Dates– September 24-25, 2010

2010 Retreat Registration Form

Last year… “His Power, His MIGHTY Power!”

The Anchorage hosted the 33rd annual Ladies’ Retreat this weekend with about 70 ladies in attendance. It was exciting to see the Lord work through the singing, special music, and especially the messages from this year’s speaker Carol Trahan. The Lord is working in and through this special lady and we  were thrilled to have her here for this Ladies’ Retreat!

In addition to the messages, there were also a few workshops led by Carol Trahan, Lynn Martindale, Raquel Bradshaw, and Deborah Ulrich. These workshops covered topics such as Ministering to the Single Parent, Contentment, Homeschooling, and Car Care. There were also other activities to be enjoyed including boat rides, kayaking, games, and drawings for door prizes provided by Fellowship Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC.

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Ladies’ Retreat 2009

Come join us for wonderful weekend centered around the Word of God at the 33rd Annual Ladies’ Retreat at The Anchorage in beautiful Lake Waccamaw, NC.  You will enjoy Christ-honoring music, teaching from God’s Word, delicious meals, fellowship with ladies from churches around the southeast, a spectacular lake view, and much more.  Our Guest Speaker this year is Carol Tranhan of Dunbar, WI.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

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