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Antioch Selects Rev. Christopher D. Taylor As Its 16th Pastor

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Family is very grateful to God, excited and pleased to announce Pastor-Elect Rev. Christopher D. Taylor as its new pastor. He is preceded by the former Great Lakes Baptist District Moderator, dedicated, proficient, dynamic servant-leader, Rev. Dr. Lewis Randolph, who retired after 41 years of caring, Kingdom building, Christian service to Antioch and the community.

Pastor-Elect Taylor is a native of Pontiac, Michigan. He is a life-long, proud member of Pontiac’s Trinity Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. Robert E. Bailey, the late Dr. Drew Marshall and presently Dr. John D. Tolbert. Pastor-Elect Taylor acknowledged his call to preach in June 2008.

“Early in my life, I always wanted to go to church services (morning and evening) and was very excited about participating in ministries, serving as a children’s usher, choir, and Youth Ministry President,” he said.


Pastor-Elect Taylor was licensed and ordained under Dr. Tolbert.


Prior to accepting the call to Antioch, Pastor-Elect Taylor served under Dr. Tolbert as a Pastoral Ministry Intern and Minister of Outreach and Communication. He also assisted Dr. Tolbert with Sunday Services, Bible study, funerals, etc. In addition, he served as an Assistant Director of Crystal Lake District Youth Department.

Pastor-Elect Taylor is a product of Trinity Academy, Pontiac Public Schools, Oakland Community College and is currently pursuing higher education at Boyce College.

Pastor-Elect Taylor will be installed as the 16th pastor of Antioch on March 31, 2019. Additional information is forthcoming.

To God be the glory for the great things He has done!

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