Pastor Ray has lived in Knox or a surrounding county his entire life. He trusted Christ as Saviour at age eighteen (1996) and not long after met and married his wife Lula (1999). He and his wife have five children, two of which are grown and married. Pastor Ray holds a Doctorate of Theology degree from Antioch Baptist Bible Institute. He served as the church's assistant pastor before becoming the pastor in 2007 upon the passing of our former pastor, David Reagan.
Brother Jonathan came to Antioch as a young boy with his family. His goal and passion through his teen and young adult years was learning the scriptures and serving in the church as much as he could. Jonathan has a Master’s Degree from Antioch Baptist Bible Institute and has served as one of its teachers for over ten years. He loves the people of Antioch and has a burden for the city of Knoxville. In 2014, Jonathan married Elisabeth and they have five children.
Brother Sam has been at Antioch his entire life. His father was the second pastor of the church and served faithfully as such from 1985 to 2007 when he went home to be with the Lord. Brother Sam has been leading the singing at Antioch for nearly twenty years, having begun as a teenager. His love for the hymns of the faith is evident in the way in which he leads the congregation during the song service. In 2007, Sam married his best friend Kristina and they have four children.