Ryan Hall was saved as a freshman in college. He worked as a teacher for four years and as a youth pastor for 6 years. Ryan and Lauren both grew up in Palos and were excited to plant a new church in their hometown. Anchor Palos launched on September 13, 2009. Ryan and Lauren have three children: Ellie, Cassie, and Jared. Ryan has his Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute.