J. Mark Fox serves Antioch Community Church as Pastor and one of the four elders. Mark is a native of Winston-Salem, went to school at UNC (B.A., M.A.) where he met his wife, Cindy. They have been married for 33 years (as of June 2015) and have seven children, ages 31 to 16: Micah, Caleb, Hannah, Luke, Jesse, Judah, and Susanna. Also, two daughters-in-law, Kari Shoemaker Fox, married to Micah on May 3, 2008, and Celia Henry Fox, married to Caleb on June 9, 2012, and one son-in-law, Isaiah Maher, married to Hannah on September 19, 2015. Micah and Kari have three sons, Blake (6) and Seth (5), and Owen (3), and one daughter, Liza (9 mos.). Mark is the author of Age-Integrated Church, published in 2015, which tells the story of how God changed the vision and the direction for Antioch over the years. He is also the author of A Faithful Man: Equipped to Lead as Prophet.
Dick Orcutt has been a leader at Antioch since the beginning, having served as a deacon for years and now as an elder. Dick is a native of Burlington, NC, graduated in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a financial manager at Atlantic Sign Media of Burlington. He has been married to Sheila for 40 years (as of April 2015), and they have three daughters (Kristin, Sarah, Elaine), one son-in-law (Josh), and their grandchildren, Chloe and Eli.
Mark Kemp has been at Antioch since 1995. He is a native of Virginia, went to Elon University (B.A.), ECU (M.A.), and the UNC Dental School, and has a dental practice in Burlington. He is married to Hope, and they have four children: Rebekkah, David (and wife, Alicia), Daniel (and wife, Carol Anne), Rachael, and 4 grandchildren, Reagan, Millie, Elsie, and Jack. Hope is a pianist for the worship team at Antioch and has produced three albums of her own music, the latest being a Christmas album entitled “Unto Us.”
Vic Costello has been at Antioch since 2002. He and his wife Beth were married in 1982 and have four children (Sarah, Lydia, Samuel, and Thomas) and one son-in-law (Jordan). Vic is an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Elon University. He holds degrees in Communications from Western Carolina University (B.S.), Regent University (M.A.), and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Ph.D.).
Micah is the son of Mark and Cindy Fox and was born and raised in the Burlington area. Micah grew up in Antioch and owes so much of his training and worldview to the leadership of a godly home and a solid church community. In 2008, he married his best friend, Kari, and they have three boys and one girl: Blake, Seth, Owen, and Liza. Micah received a B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State College and works in business development for North Star Marketing in Burlington.
Jeremy Troxler was born and raised in the Burlington, NC area. He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh from 1992 to 2000, and received his Bachelor and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. Jeremy is a Structural Engineer and works at the family business, Piedmont Metals, in Glen Raven, NC. Jeremy and his wife, Nicole (also of Burlington, NC), were married on September 30, 2000 and have been blessed with six beautiful children: Noah Davis, Nathan James, Elijah Luke, Lily Ann Elizabeth, Sarai Ann Elise, and Isabella Ruth. Jeremy and his family have been at Antioch since January of 2006.
Shawn Curtis is from Rochester, NY and married his best friend, Sara, when they were 19 years old. They now have “a small family of six children” and have been members at Antioch Community Church since February 2013.
Shawn joined the U.S. Navy shortly after his 18th birthday. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Chemistry (B.S.), he commissioned and served as a Submarine Warfare Officer. The best and most challenging days of his 12-year naval career were spent underway onboard the USS NEVADA (SSBN 733). Shawn values & practices the spiritual disciplines of memorizing and praying through scripture, and tries to daily live by a treasured maxim of his own father: “Steward each day with your eyes on that Day” (see 1 Peter 1:13).
Scott Hahn has been married to his wife, Chrissy, since 2000. Scott and Chrissy both began attending Antioch as students at Elon University in the mid 1990’s before marrying. He is a native of Maryland, and Chrissy is a native of New Jersey. The Hahns have three children: Simeon, Zacheus, and Vada. Scott works at Feed the Hunger, a global missions agency.
“So when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed” (Acts 14:23).
“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you” (Titus 1:5).
Antioch is committed to what we believe is a healthy, biblical model for church leadership: a plurality of elders. Though there is one man who serves as Pastor, he has no more authority than the other elders, and these men work together to lead the church. The elders are responsible for the leading and feeding of the flock, as well as church discipline, protection against false teachers, and living among the flock as spiritual examples (1 Peter 5:3).
“For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 3:13).
The deacons at Antioch do just what the Word expresses: they serve. Each of these men is dedicated to taking care of the church properties and exercising ministries of mercy, so the elders are free to commit themselves “to prayer and to the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4).
Thom and his family have been at Antioch since 2000. Thom was born in Heidelberg, Germany, but has lived in Burlington most of his life. He was in business for himself for over 20 years as a general contractor, and now works with Alamance County as a tax appraiser. He and his wife, Tina, have been married for 27 years (as of December 2015). They have three children: Jordan (and his wife, Sarah), Kyle, and Alyssa.
David Bainbridge and his high school sweetheart Michelle came to Antioch in May of 2006 with their four young children, David, Jr., Julia, Joshua, and Susanna, and were amazed by the abundance of families all worshipping and serving together. Since then, the Lord has blessed them with four more children, Samuel, Rebecca, Rachel, and Abigail. After marrying in 1994, David and Michelle made their way to Greensboro, NC in 1995, where David still works as a CPA in corporate accounting.
Chris Davis and his wife, Karlean, are both natives of California. God has blessed them with 44 years of marriage, three sons and two daughters-in-law, as well as five grandchildren. God’s grace also guided them to Alamance County in 1991 and to Antioch Community Church in 2009. Chris is a retired oral surgeon, and Karlean is a retired nurse.
Ben and his wife Gina are both native North Carolinians who came to Antioch in 2007. God has blessed them with three children: Jonathan, Ellie, and Christopher. Ben is a CPA who works in corporate tax.
Geoff Gentry has been a part of Antioch since attending as a student at Elon University in the mid 1990’s. Geoff is originally from King, NC. Geoff’s heart for service has been walked out in jobs with New Directions International (now Feed the Hunger), Arts Alive (Christian Arts Studio), and with his current job with the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools. Geoff also enjoys walking out his faith through mission trips, podcasting, blogging and being active in the local community.
Nathan was born in Gastonia, NC, but has resided in central NC since 1984. He has a AAS in Electronics Engineering and is currently employed at UNC Chapel Hill as an Electronics Technician in the Chilled Water Department. He has been married to his wonderful wife Julie since June 2004 and has one adoptive daughter, Julianne. Nathan enjoys serving the Lord in foreign missions and in our local community. He and Julie are currently licensed foster parents in Alamance County and have hosted foreign exchange students from around the world. One of the verses that keeps him “fired up” is Colossians 3:23-24 (23) Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, (24) knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.
We blend the old with the new as we sing the great hymns of the faith and the new hymns being written today, as well as biblical choruses.
Our musical style is contemporary with a mix of instruments (guitar, bass, piano, drums, etc.) with an emphasis on vocals. The mission of the worship team is to lead the congregation, with the help of the Holy Spirit, in genuine heart-felt worship—not merely to perform. The worship time features a mix of God-honoring praise songs and hymns.
Caleb has been leading worship at Antioch since 2012. He started out filling in once a month for the worship leader, which gave him the opportunity to grow in his ability and understanding of what it means to worship. In January of 2014, He was given full responsibility for the worship team.
Caleb draws much of his understanding of worship from a book by Bob Kauflin called “Worship Matters.” Kauflin writes, “God is not looking for worship that is beautiful, but He is looking for worship that is broken.” This is the philosophy that Caleb draws from when leading on Sunday morning, to come before God with a broken and contrite heart, and to worship in that mindset.
In June of 2012, Caleb married his high school sweetheart, Celia Ann. They live in downtown Burlington and work together to serve the church. Caleb works full time for Feed the Hunger, a Christian ministry that packages food for starving children around the world.