† During the Spring of 1985, under the leadership of Pastor James Lawrence, Sr. a mortgage committee was formed to liquidate the existing mortgage. The mortgage was paid in full on December 26, 1986.
† As the membership continued to grow, the sanctuary was not large enough to accommodate the congregation. The Lord gave Pastor Lawrence a vision to rebuild upon the same property. The demolition of the old building and the reconstruction began in 2005. This vision consisted of 4 phases, which included a new Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, classrooms, conference room, parking lots, and offices.
† In 2014, Reverend James Lawrence, Sr. retired as Pastor after 33 years of faithful service. In this transition, Reverend Timothy Lawrence served as interim Pastor as the Antioch family prayerfully considered Reverend James Lawrence, Sr.’s recommendation. On August 20, 2014, The Antioch family was called to vote on the acceptance of Reverend Timothy Lawrence as Pastor. The vote was unanimously approved.
† Reverend Timothy Lawrence was installed as Pastor on August, 23, 2014.
† In 2014, Antioch proudly stands on the corner of Auburn Avenue at Jessie Street as a beacon in the community. May the Lord continue to bless his people.