Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Pittenger honors Robeson's Antioch Baptist

Mar 1, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER ADDRESSES U.S. HOUSE IN HONOR OF ROBESON’S ANTIOCH BAPTIST

 

WASHINGTON – This year, Robeson County’s Antioch Baptist Church celebrates their 200th anniversary.  Today, Robeson County Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of the church’s legacy of service.

Click here for full video of Congressman Pittenger’s speech in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Robeson County’s Antioch Baptist Church.

“This year, Antioch Baptist celebrates their 200th anniversary.  What an incredible testimony of faithfully spreading God’s Word and ministering to the community. 

“In 1817, the church was founded in the swamps of Robeson County as Burnt Island Baptist, with meetings under a brush arbor on the same spot where the church meets today.  In 1842, the church was renamed Antioch, after the city from which the Apostle Paul launched his three missionary journeys.  The name was chosen to signify the church’s commitment to missions.

“More recently, Antioch Baptist took on the mission of providing a solid education alternative for the people of Robeson County by opening Antioch Christian Academy.  Later this year, I look forward to joining Pastor Mark Meadows and the congregation of Antioch Baptist Church to celebrate their 200th anniversary.  God bless them.”

 

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