Antioch Baptist Church
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

About Us

 
 
HISTORY
 
 
 
 
Antioch Baptist Church was organized in 1841, as one of the three or four earliest churches in the Association.  Antioch hosted the Association the first time in 1944.  The first building was a one room log structure and used for both a church and as a high school.  Men and women who attended the high school went on to become teachers, preacher, lawyers and doctors.  The students held a reunion at Antioch Baptist Church in 1932.
 
Antioch Baptist Church was deeded 10 acres of land in June, 1876 for a new building and cemetery area.  The second church building was a one room frame structure and was used for both a church and a grammar school.  The original log building was dismantled and re-assembled on a nearby farm for a corn crib.  The second church building was destroyed by fire in 1925.
The third building was originally a one room frame building constructed in 1926.  A one room school building was built nearby and named Antioch Elementary School.  This school existed until it was abolished in the 1954-1955 consolidation of county schools.
Due to the growth in membership (now over 400) during the late sixties and first half of the seventies, the present building was planned for and constructed in 1977 and 1978.  To accommodate the continued growth of the church the latest 6400 square foot education and fellowship hall addition was completed in 1991.  The new building is very modern with all the conveniences you would expect to find in any church.  One exception is the lintel over the front doors which is a hand hewed log from the first Antioch Baptist Church Building.  In 2000 Complete renovation of the sanctuary and choir loft.  In 2001 the basement was renovated for the Youth and Awana clubs.
 

In 2007 the Family Life Center was completed.  It includes Sunday School rooms, a new kitchen, fellowship hall, basketball and volleyball court, Awana square, Youth rooms, and stage.

Our old fellowship hall has been remodeled to include new and updated nursery, Children’s Church area, SS Office, and Children’s SS room.  The pictorial wall of the History of Antioch Baptist Church has been moved to the wall on the outside of the Sunday School Office.

 

 

Our Core Values 

At Antioch Baptist Church we deeply value:

 

Love - Out of love for God we genuinely show concern for those inside and outside of our church as we would

our own family.  We do this by fulfilling physical and spiritual needs, having fun, and enjoying fellowship with 

one another.  Matthew 22:37-40; Galatians 5:22 and 6:10; Philippians 2:1-3

 

Bible Centeredness - We recognize the Bible as God's absolute truth for all of life, therefore we preach and 

teach its truth in order to become mature Christ-minded believers.  Mark 13:31; John 1:1;

II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21

 

Prayer - We believe that prayer is a foundational truth in that it is the way we communicate with God and express

our total dependence upon Him.  We pray in order to obtain guidance, peace and closeness with Him.

Matthew 6:6, 9-15; Philippians 4:6-7; James 5:13-14, 16; I John 5:14-15

 

Great Commission - We are commanded to go spread the good news of Jesus locally and globally.

In fulfilling this purpose we continuously grow in our relationship with Christ personally and as

a church.  Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16;15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 10:14-15

 

Teaching - We teach the truth of God's Word to people of all ages in every ministry we have so that

our lives may be transformed to more closely reflect Christ.  Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 

Proverbs 22:6; Colossians 3:16; II Timothy 3:16-17

 

Because we value the above, we treasure:

 

Relationships - We develop relationships through fellowship and quality time in small groups.  We

grow and mature spiritually in an environment of openness and trust as genuine caring takes

place.  Proverbs 27:17; Ephesians 4:32; Hebrews 10:23-25; I Peter 3:8

 

Spiritual Growth - We encourage personal and corporate spiritual development by teaching God's 

Word.  We do this through worship, Sunday School, and other small-group settings for people of 

all ages.  Colossians 3:16; II Timothy 2:2, 3:16-17

 

Meeting Needs - Our congregation strives to actively and compassionately provide help that will

meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of everyone the Lord brings to our attention.

Matthew 25:36-40; John 13:34-35; Galatians 6:9-10; Titus 3:14; I Peter 4:8-10

 

Teamwork -  Each member doing his/her own part in cooperation and unity leads to godly outcomes. 

Individuals at Antioch use their unique talents and gifts to bond together in accomplishing common

goals.  Psalm 133:1; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; Romans 12:4-6a; Philippians 2:1-4

 

As a church, we aspire to live under the:

 

Lordship of Christ - Recognizing God's sovereignty (supreme authority) our goal as Christian people

is to be completely controlled by Christ, our Lord and Savior.  As such, we seek to faithfully follow

His direction in all aspects of life.  John 14:15, 21, 23; Romans 12:1-2; Philippians 2:5-11; 

Colossians 3:23; Revelation 4:11

 

 

Antioch Baptist Church Purpose Statement:

"As Christ followers, we have a story to tell, a Savior to worship, 

a family to encourage, and a world to serve."

 

Antioch Baptist Church's Vision Statement:

"We see a day when our church has a spiritual awakening that

puts us in God's perfect will and compels us to action."