Message from Our Pastor
Perhaps you have been asked these questions: “What is Antioch about and doing as a church in its community? What does Antioch have to offer its members in regards to ministry and service opportunities? If a family was to join Antioch, what is there for them, especially children, to do?” Questions like these are asked by those who want to know if Antioch does anything more than have Sunday morning service and receive folks’ tithes and offerings. We at Antioch believe in the traditional five- fold purpose of the church: worship, evangelism, discipleship, fellowship and service (or ministry).
To answer these questions in regards to our ministry offerings and for accountability purposes to our church, we publish the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Ministry Reports. This is our way of “advertising Antioch’s activities”, if you will. We hope what this report reveals will serve as good press to our community and our church members that Antioch is active in fulfilling its purpose. May this report serve as “talking points” that we are good stewards of our time, talents and tithes.
Not only do we want this publication to serve as a report, but also as an invitation to you to join the great work that Antioch is doing. Come! Get in on the happenings of Antioch. We are serving this present age and fulfilling our calling. Join us!
“Being Intentional About Who We Are and What We Do!” This year we are aiming to be intentional (conscious and deliberate) about who we are called to be as Christians and are to do as it relates to the five-fold purposes of the church. With God’s help and strength, we are believing we will be able to do more to impact our church and community through the ministries and services you will read in this report! We hope you enjoy and join us!
A Servant- Leader of Jesus Christ
Donnie R. Garris, Pastor