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 was 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; the construction of the facility located at 6531 Little Ox Road.
Our current Pastor, Marshal L. Ausberry, was not a stranger to Antioch. He and His family joined Antioch during 1989. He was mentored, licensed, and ordained under Pastor Gibbs' ministry. Pastor Ausberry served as interim-Pastor and was elected Pastor on September 6, 1995. Under his guidance, the church has continued to thrive. The missions program helps the homeless, the sick and elderly and those in jail. Missions are also active in Haiti and other countries. At home, Antioch Baptist has a well-organized, meticulously planned program for reaching out to newcomers as well as people who have lived in Fairfax Station and surrounding areas all their lives.
Looking to the Future
Antioch celebrated her twenty-eighth year in January 2017. Antioch is a Bible teaching and preaching ministry. Antioch has several active ministries, something for everyone, to include Children & Youth, Singles, Married Ministry, among other ministries.
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.