Antioch Baptist Church's mission is to accept the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to be dedicated to reconciling the community unto God through service.
Therefore, having been led, as we believe by the Holy Spirit and in response to the great commission to the apostles and thus the church (Matthew 28:19-20), we the Pastor, ministers, officers, leaders, and members of Antioch Baptist Church engage ourselves, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit, to enter into this mission.
Lord, the harvest is truly plentiful, but the labors are few.
Give me the heart and spirit of a disciple so that You may use me as an instrument in Your hands as You reconcile the community unto Thyself. Lord, use me!
The history of Antioch is a story of incredible accomplishments. Our story began in the home of our founder, Rev. Cecil Lawrence Potter. After meeting for Sunday school and prayer meetings, a committed group held its first church service at 1423 N. Lansing on September 12, 1959. Our newly organized church only had twelve members and had to borrow four ‘temporary’ members from New Jerusalem Baptist Church to have sixteen members, enough to form a quorum.