THE ANTIOCH CHURCH FAMILY JOURNEY
‘From Vision To Reality’ (Habakkuk 2:2)
The Antioch Church Family is the realization of the three-fold vision that God gave to Pastor Howell…revival, refocus and redirect.
It was in January of 1995 that Pastor Howell began to nurture a small group of believers known as the All Nations Baptist Church. The believers, without a pastor, were thirsty for revival, refocusing and redirection. Through constant prayer, teaching and guidance, the congregation began to thrive.
The growth of the church was instantaneous. Pastor Howell and 13 of his supporters joined forces with All Nations Baptist Church and began a new spiritual journey.
In April of 1995, Pastor Howell was officially installed as senior pastor. The name of the church was changed to Antioch Church Family to reflect the family focused ministry. To God Be the Glory!
As Pastor Howell’s vision continued to unfold, the church continued to flourish and soon needed a larger facility to carry out the mission of reaching and teaching lost souls. In March of 1999, the congregation joyfully marched from 3109 Lone Tree Way to its newly purchased church at 605 West Madill Street in Antioch. What a joy!
Through the leadership and inspiration of Pastor Howell, the church cancelled its mortgage in six years and celebrated with a Mortgage Burning Ceremony on Decembers 31, 2005.
Needing more space to establish additional community and family ministries, the Antioch Church Family moved to its beautiful church campus at 55 East Eighteenth Street. With joy and celebration, members and friends of the Antioch Church Family marched into their new edifice on Sunday, June 1, 2008. All Praises to God!
Today, the Antioch Church Family, a member of The Wesleyan Church, is a dynamic, diverse ministry with a mission of reaching, teaching and disciplining lost souls (Matthews 28:19-20). Under the leadership of “The Visionary”, this energetic, spirit-filled body of baptized believers is on the move, teaching the Good News of Jesus Christ and providing housing, food, clothing, employment to families in the community.