Reverend Jeffery Gaines, Sr. serves as Antioch’s Transitional Pastor. He and his family have been members of Antioch for more than twenty years. Reverend Gaines, also known as Reverend “G”, has a servant’s heart and is dedicated to caring for others, especially those who have experienced loss. Reverend “G” and his wife of thirty-eight years, Sister Brenda Gaines, enjoy serving together as partners in marriage and ministry. They led Antioch’s Grief Share ministry for almost eleven years.
One of Reverend “G”’s favorite scriptures is 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” This scripture along with the words of encouragement he has received along the way inspired him to write “My Journey and Life’s Lessons Along the Way”. Reverend “G” says that if he can help somebody along the way that’s exactly what he wants to do.
Reverend “G” earned a Master’s of Practical Theology from Regent University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University. He also holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Park University. Reverend “G” serves as Chief Operating Officer for BG Consulting LLC where his lovely wife “BG” is CEO and Founder. He is a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst and a retired Federal Senior Advisor.
Antioch Baptist Church was founded on January 8, 1989. The first Worship Service was held at the Salvation Army Chapel located on Ox Road in Fairfax, Virginia. Antioch's founding Pastor, John Q. Gibbs, led a group of four others to pray for one year prior to planting this Church in Fairfax County. Joining Pastor Gibbs in planting Antioch Baptist Church was his wife (Deborah), his sister (Virginia Carter), and close friends (Bill and Kim Ryals). On that first service on January 8, 1989, Kim Ryals came forward to be baptized. The first baptism service was held at Second Baptist Church in Falls Church, VA on April 14, 1989. At that service three candidates were baptized, Kim Ryals, Audrey Wheeler, and Michael Johnson. After a brief but rich ministry, Pastor John Q. Gibbs was called home to be with the Lord on May 23, 1995. We fondly remember our founding Pastor for his love of Jesus Christ, zeal for the Gospel, and his love of Antioch. Some of the milestones include the purchase of 3.6 acres of land and the construction of the facility located at 6531 Little Ox Road.
Rev. Dr. Marshal L. Ausberry, who was mentored, licensed, and ordained under Pastor Gibbs’ ministry, served as interim Pastor, and was elected Pastor on September 6, 1995. Under his guidance, the church continued to thrive. Numerous ministries were added which included, missions programs -- helping the homeless, the sick and elderly and those in jail. Missions are also active in Haiti and other countries. At home, with the purpose of Loving God and Loving Others, Antioch Baptist is a welcoming place for newcomers as well as people who have lived in Fairfax Station and surrounding areas all their lives. Under Pastor Ausberry’s leadership, the Antioch campus expanded to twenty-three acres and a Ministry center was constructed. Pastor Marshal Ausberry retired on June 30, 2022.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Antioch, a Bible teaching and preaching church, celebrated her thirty-fourth year in January 2023. Antioch has many ministries, with spiritual growth opportunities for everyone, to include Children & Youth, Singles, Married Couples, Military Care and Share among other ministries. July 1, 2022, marks the next chapter for Antioch Baptist Church, with a new pastor on the horizon. As we move forward, we remain focused on our purpose of Loving God, Loving Others.
RELATIONSHIPS, NOT NUMBERS
Antioch has been described as a very warm and loving congregation. We hope you visit soon so that you can experience the warmth and love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the local church.
Loving God, Loving Others, through attending Worship, Studying the Word, volunteering to Work in ministry, and reaching the World for Jesus Christ.
COME AS YOU ARE
Walking into a new church can be intimidating and at times terrifying depending on your previous church experience. If you are considering attending one of our worship gatherings, we pray that you would take the vulnerable step and come check it out! We can't fully describe what you will experience, but at least we can try to give you an idea of what to expect.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE
When you walk through our doors you will see all types of people. You may see people in suits and ties, you may see people in jeans and shirts. It does not matter what you wear to church, as long as you come. We just want you to know that as soon as you walk through those doors you are welcomed and loved for who you are. If you have any questions about our services, we want to hear from you. Feel free to connect with me or our staff for anything that you might need. We look forward to meeting with you.
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU
We strive to make sure every time you come to Antioch that you are astonished by the love and support from everyone here. For your convenience we offer Sunday School for children & adults from 9:20am – 10:30am. Above all, we strive do our very best to make you feel at home.
We believe that man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which is separation from God, and physical death as a consequence; and that all people are sinners by nature and practice. Also in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His sacrificial death and are, therefore, in the right relationship with God. We believe in the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and the everlasting punishment of those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation. Baptism in water is by immersion and a direct commandment of our Lord for believers only. Water baptism is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in death, burial and resurrection. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; Col 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21
Antioch Baptist Church
6531 Little Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, US
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