Posted on : Thursday November 16, 2017

By Sharon Mager

The Antioch Experience annual conference, with the theme, “Kingdom Arise,” will be at Whitehall Baptist Church, Accokeek, beginning at 7 pm on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Dec. 2.  There will be sessions on prayer, and music, as well as sessions on ministries to men, youth and youth leaders, children, women, young adults, pastors and pastor’s wives. The event is free.

Lecturers include Patricia Jones, former pastor of Word of Life Church in Ft. Worth, Texas; Taye Hailu, pastor of New Direction Church in Temple Hills, Md.; and Doug White, pastor of Whitehall Baptist Church. Preachers will be Kettering Baptist Church Pastor Bucas Sterling III, and Robert Smith Jr., professor of Christian Preaching at Beeson Divinity School.

James Dixon Jr., pastor of El Bethel Baptist Church, Fort Washington, and director of The Antioch Experience, will be the host, and GOH (Givers of Hope) band will lead worship.

The Antioch Initiative, a component of the Antioch Experience, began in 2010 as a vehicle to train men as church leaders, particularly in the black community, with the emphasis on church planting.

That vision evolved. Director James Dixon said they found a much more diverse group of leaders came forward wanting to be trained—including Africans, Bolivians and Anglos. Women are also participating.

A free lunch is included but registration is required.

Register online,