Chris Wilmoth began his pastorate of Antioch Baptist Church in 2020. He has been preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1984. Chris has served churches in Watauga, Guilford, Surry, Catawba, Buncombe, Madison, and Haywood counties since 1995. A lifelong Southern Baptist, Chris made his profession of faith in Christ as Lord and Savior at age 12. He 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 three children and numerous grandchildren who are the blessings of their lives.
Chris’s goal is to lead members of Antioch Baptist Church to a deeper faith in Jesus and a stronger development of God’s word in their lives. Chris and Jay feel very blessed by God to have been led to Antioch.
Our Student Ministry Director position is currently vacant. Members of our congregation have assumed responsibility for our students and youth until the position is filled.
Please check out the events page to learn more about the activities planned for the next few months.
A native of South Carolina, Robin Watkins has served as Children’s Director since October 2011. She previously 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 leads children birth through fifth grade in learning Biblical truths through Bible study, discipleship training, AWANA, Bible Club, music, and special events. She is married to Ken Watkins, who helps her in every aspect of children’s ministry. Together they have five children and five grandchildren.
Jesus viewed children as a valuable part of the Kingdom of God as do we at Antioch. Children are welcomed and loved here.
Mark 10:15-16; Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.
Miranda Russell is a lifelong member of Antioch Baptist Church and has been Office Administrator since March 2020.
She earned a dental assisting certificate from AB Tech in 1996 and worked as a dental assistant until she had her children.
Miranda has been married to her husband, Jeremiah for over 20 years, and they have two sons, Logan and Levi. She enjoys spending time with her family and her work at the church.