our staff:

Chris wilmoth


Chris Wilmoth began his pastorate of Antioch Baptist Church in 2020. This is his 27th year of serving as a pastor and his 35th year of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Chris has served churches in Watauga, Guilford, Surry, Catawba, Buncombe, Madison, and Haywood counties.  A lifelong Southern Baptist, Chris made his profession of faith in Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 12th and is a graduate of Appalachian State University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Chris married his loving and supportive wife, Jay in 2001. They have served together in prayer,music, and pastoral care ministry in the churches they have served. They have 3 children and numerous grandchildren who are the blessings of their lives. 

Chris’s goal is to lead the members of Antioch Baptist Church to a deeper faith in Jesus and a stronger development of God’s word in their life. Chris and Jay feel very blessed by God to have been led to Antioch to serve here. 

Robin Watkins

Childrens Ministry Director

A native of South Carolina, Robin Watkins has served as Children’s Director at Antioch Baptist since October 2011. She has taught school and worked in various churches. She is a graduate of Anderson College and the University of South Carolina. She has an Associate Degree in ministry from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

She helps children birth through 5th grade learn Biblical truths through Bible Study, Discipleship Training, AWANA, Bible Club, musicals, and special events. She is married to Ken Watkins, who helps her in every aspect of Children Ministry. Together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. 

Jesus viewed children as a valuable part of the Kingdom of God and so do we at Antioch Baptist. Children are welcomed and loved here.


Jeff cairns

Student Ministry Director

Jeff was called to be the Student Ministry Director at Antioch Baptist Church in February of 2011. He has
worked with the youth of Haywood County for over 20 years and has a passion to see today’s youth live
out a genuine faith through fully understanding and responding to the truth of God’s Word. His desire for
the student ministry at Antioch is to see a highly relational, discussion based atmosphere centered around
the challenging truth of the scriptures. This goal is accomplished through life groups, discipleship, local
service, mission trips and much more…
Jeff is a current student at Fruitland Baptist Bible College and is pursuing a degree in Christian Ministry.
Jeff and his wife Debbie have been married for 28 years and have two children, a wonderful daughter in
law and one beautiful granddaughter.
Jeff’s hobbies include wood working, fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.

Miranda Russell

Office Administrator

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our ministries:

children's ministry

Antioch Baptist Church engages children 3 yrs. old through 5thh grade in Bible
scripture memorization through the Awana Ministry.
Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not
Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15) This ministry equips children to grow in their faith. The following clubs are offered:

CUBBIES is for preschoolers who are 3 , 4, and 5 years old. This club helps them learn to love and respect God, Jesus, and His Word.

SPARKS is for Kindergarten-2 nd grade. This club helps build a Foundation of wisdom for a lifetime of knowing Christ.

TRUTH & TRAINING is for 3 rd -5 th grade. This club focuses on
the basics of Christian faith to guide clubbers in a deeper understanding of God’s grace by engaging them in biblical and relational discipleship.

At the present, our Awana Ministry is meeting outside in the sanctuary parking lot on each Wednesday. It rains, we meet inside by social distancing and using sanitizers. Awana starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 7:00 pm.
Come join us!

student ministry

Why Antioch Student Ministry??

In the midst of these challenging times, the people of God (students included) need in depth, personal and
transparent community centered around the truths of scripture. Why? The world is in chaos and God
chooses to use us, His people, to speak and show forth true life to this current culture. This is why Antioch Student Ministry exists.

Meeting times:
Wednesday @6pm- 6th grade to early high school
Wednesday @7:30pm- Late high school thru college
Sunday mornings @10am- All ages


Friends, Family and Visitors,

As part of the opportunities offered here, WMU if represented through Women on Mission-
WOM. Our aim is to support mission efforts and missionaries locally and around the globe.

We do this through local mission projects, collections of needed supplies and offerings of money.
In February we have our Heck-Jones offering which goes directly to our state organization to support all of its ministries.

At Easter we remember Annis Armstrong and give to our National efforts.

And, at Christmas, we honor Lottie Moon and all her efforts to raise support for missionaries in the foreign feild,

Typically our group has meetings, helps with local mission efforts, and sponsers occasional special events.

All women. all ages, are always welcome.

Our leaders here at Antioch are Deb Boone and Carol Harkins.

You can contact Deb at 828-550-1253 and deboonern@gmail.com
And Carol at 828-734-5901 and carhark@gmail.com
Thank you for and support and participation the Lord leads you to.

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