Antioch was born in the heart of our Pastor, Norris Q. McGill, in 1996. Pastor McGill began by having weekly Bible Studies in the living room of his home. However, the ministry did not have its first Sunday service until September 1999. Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, on September 19, 1999, Pastor McGill held the first service of Antioch Christian Church and also preached his first sermon. The church service was held at Mockingbird Elementary School Cafeteria in Coppell, Texas. The majority of the attendees were friends and family. During the first service, one member united with the ministry through membership. Since 1999, the ministry has grown to a membership of over 700 persons.
Since its inception the ministry has always had a strong emphasis on men, marriage and family. The word of God is the highest authority in our church. “We do not change the word to fit us; we change to line up with the word.”
The scripture that inspired the name “Antioch” was derived from Acts 11:26, “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” The focus of this ministry is to Build People To Reflect Jesus. Teaching God’s word is paramount to believers living the abundant life that Jesus came to give us.
What We Believe
We believe in the Triune God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary and that He hung, bled and died for the remission of our sins.
We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and all are in need of salvation.
We believe salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men.
We believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead on the third day, and is seated on the right hand of God the Father.
We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and all scripture is given by the inspiration of God.
We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God.
We believe that it is the will of God that every Believer is filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ.
We believe in water baptism and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.