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We are dedicated to sharing the gospel through worship, fellowship, Christian education, poverty relief, and other beneficial activities in the community.
Reclaim, Re-train, Retain
We make our motto a reality through the word of God. We reclaim God’s people by the authority given to Christ called the Great Commission. Matt 28:18-19. We reach out to the world as obedient servants of God, Luke 14:23, by way of teaching the Gospel message of Christ, Mark 16:15.
The mission of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is to carry the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, to strive to be a disciple-making church with a passion for God, to promote peace and unity, and to glorify God in all we do.
INTEGRITY: Doing what we say, when we say we will do it
DEDICATION: A personal commitment to provide exceptional service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to our church family
SAFETY: Creation of a secure environment that protects the members of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, where they can worship God in Spirit and truth
HONESTY: Dealing with everyone who comes in contact with us in an upright, truthful,, and Christian manner
LEADERSHIP: Influencing and setting good examples in our effort as role models to recognize diversity and Christian principles
LOYALTY: Committing ourselves to Christ and others by showing faith, respect, and truthfulness
CREATIVITY: Striving to create an environment that fosters new ideas, and supporting the vision of the church with the goal of promoting growth in the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church ministries
"Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding."
Jeremiah 3:15 NKJV
Tyler V. Hardeman, Sr., Pastor
Tyler V. Hardeman, Sr., a native of Pensacola, Florida was born on December 25th. Pastor Hardeman was licensed and ordained to the gospel ministry by the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida under the leadership of Dr. Nathaniel Smith.
Hardeman received his theological training at the American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee where he received a diploma in Theology, Selma University in Selma, Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible Theology and Pastoral Ministry, a Master of Arts degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry, and a second Master of Arts degree in Christian Education. Pastor Hardeman was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Virginia University of Lynchburg and also an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Oakdale Bible College.
Dr. Nathaniel Smith, Co-Pastor
Dr. Nathaniel Smith is the sixth of fifteen children. He was born on August 10, 1930, to the late Caesar and Virginia Smith, in Wilcox County, Alabama. He grew up in a large family of very limited means, but a family abundant in love and faith. It was in this home where Dr. Smith learned to love the Lord. He was baptized in 1942 and joined the church at this early age.
During his early years, Dr. Nathaniel Smith’s life was full and fruitful. Dr. Smith answered the call to serve his country as an U.S. Army soldier in 1952; he was a Chaplain during the Korean conflict. Dr. Smith has often compared his military experience as an American soldier in the U.S. Army with being a soldier in the army of the Lord. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, his actions helped bring peace to nations, yet Dr. Smith’s work for the Lord has helped bring peace to mankind.