ABCOC provides opportunities for the whole family to get involved in ministry.

Men’s Ministries

About the Men’s Ministries at ABCOC

We believe God has ordained men as spiritual heads of their households and as examples in the greater community. We seek to help men understand, prepare for and execute that role. The question; how do we achieve these objectives? The answer; men must witness other men working in Christ, being led by the Holy Spirit, and applying the Word to their lives – Christ in Action. The ministry is not just another service or program, but a true reflection of how Jesus Christ has changed men and continues to perfect us.

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than any brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)

Our Core Values

  • Discipleship – To train, equip and develop men to be like Christ
  • Evangelism – To lead other to a personal relationship with Christ so that He is Lord, Savior and Master of their lives.
  • Accountability – To encourage men to participate in church activities and understand the purpose of their commitment
  • Leadership Training – To develop effective leaders, who in turn will teach others in order to accomplish the mission of God’s Church
  • Missions – To meet both the physical and spiritual needs of our church and community in order to demonstrate the Love of Jesus Christ

Purpose Statement

Assist men to mature spiritually & live pleasingly unto our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


  • Men developing Godly relationships between one another.
  • Challenging men to examine lifestyles through teaching from the word of God.
  • Organize and participate in local activities to enlarge and strengthen the body of men at Antioch.
  • Equipping men to disciple other brothers in Christ.

Faith Sunrise Prayer Ministry


  • We provide a place and time for men to come and fellowship in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

To Pray and share the word of Jesus Christ together, that the word of God will strengthen and provide healing and deliverance, and to victoriously face the challenges that men face daily. “Iron is sharpening iron” through this ministry.

Jesus has blessed the ministry and the evidence speaks in volumes for itself. Together, men have been healed, delivered, their families have been blessed, strengthened and restored.

This was shared through dynamic testimonies from Antioch and surrounding churches that have taken advantage of our standing invitation: “Whosoever will”.

Meeting Times: Held at 6:00 a.m. on every Saturday

Women’s Ministry

About Women at the Well

To stir every woman’s heart and move their spirit to edify and glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Women at the Well ministry was birthed by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior on November 2, 2001. The ministry is a body of Christian women uniting as one to:

  1. Spread the Gospel
  2. Empower women to be of service to God
  3. Grow spiritually
  4. Fellowship with one another

The Women at the Well strive to make a difference in the lives of our family, our children, our community, and others that we may impact. We recognize the need for and importance of prayer. We encourage our Christian sisters to be prayerful at all times as we are admonished in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. We seek to instill in our sisters the importance of dressing and adorning ourselves with the Armor of God. We encourage our sisters to prepare themselves to minister to others with their God-given gifts. The emphasis of the meetings is to explore ways that we can apply biblical principles in situations that affect us as women of God by reading, studying and applying the truth as found in God’s Holy Word.

The Origin

November, 2001 by the grace of the spirit and under our Lord and savior, sanctifying influence, The Women at the Well was spiritually birthed. The Women at the Well ministry is a body of, Christian women uniting as one to spread the gospel. The ministry empowers all women to grow spiritually.

Meeting Times: 3rd Saturday of Each Month

Youth Ministry

The Youth Department is a Christ-centered ministry where God’s Word operates as guide for the ministry. We seek to impact the lives of young people through relevant Bible Studies, engaging activities, and fellowship opportunities. Our vision uses Psalm 100:2 and Luke 19:10 as a ministry springboard. We are building our youth evangelism, increasing the technology within the church, encouraging more teaching from older youth, motivating students to become involved in local missionary activities.

Antioch Nursery

Serving young children ages 1 – 4 years of age and families of Antioch Baptist Church of Clinton. We teach children the love of Christ, the importance of salvation, and monitor them specifically during Sunday morning services. For additional information, please contact Sis. Ashley Sowls.

Children’s Church

Serving youth ages 5 – 17 through differentiated instruction, Christ-centered lessons, and small group activities. Our goal is to equip the young saints, so that as they mature, they will be capable leaders, lovers of Christ, equipped in the Word, and a winner of souls. For additional information, please contact Sis. Daisy Sowls or Sis. Elaine Foster.

Tuesday Night Bible Studies

High School and College Aged students have the opportunity to discuss relevant issues from a Biblical perspective. There are regular studies of topical events along with expositional studies individual chapters or entire Books of the Bible. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 8:00 – 9:00pm in a no-fault, Christ-centered environment. For additional information, please contact Rev. James W. Jones, Jr.

Pack the Pew Sunday (Youth Sunday)

The Fifth Sunday order of service differs from other Sundays; especially when the young people take the helm! We desire to pack the pews so we can grow Christians both DEEP and WIDE. For additional information, please contact Rev. James W. Jones, Jr.

Glow Ministries (God Loves Our Worship)

The mission of the Antioch Girls Ministry (GLOW – God Loves Our Worship) is to encourage, mentor, and provide guidance to girls on becoming disciplined young women of grace and virtue by having self-worth and making Godly decisions in their lives. Girls are taught relevant, life applicable lessons according to God’s word that embraces mind, body, and spirit. For additional information, please contact Sis. Jennifer Williams or Sis. Cynthia Coleman.

Antioch Boys Mentoring Program

The mission is to encourage, mentor, and instruct boys on the importance of using Christ’s teachings and Biblical principles throughout all facets of life. We seek to build the importance of evangelism and service within our communities. For additional information, please contact Bro. Charles Coleman or Bro. Darrell Holly.

Vacation Bible School

During our week-long summer event, we conduct hands on, engaging Biblical activities for all ages. The lessons focus upon important Biblical stories and allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through games, crafts, and team building events. For additional information, please contact Sis. April Jones or Rev. James W. Jones, Jr.

Upward Sports Program

UPWARD is a Christ-centered sports ministry that focuses upon building social skills within children, encouraging them to live like Jesus, and building the basic foundational skills for various athletes. We currently have organized basketball teams that operate between the months of September through December. For additional information, please contact Bro. Darrell Holly.

Music Ministry

Adult Choir

Ministers music on the 1st Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Rehearsal times are each Thursday before the 4th Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and each Saturday before the 1st Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Youth Choir

Ministers music on the 4th Sunday of each month at 10:00 a.m. service. Rehearsals are held Saturday before 4th Sunday, at 10:30 a.m.

Male Chorus

Renders hymnals, gospels and music at Antioch every 3rd Sunday at the 10:00 AM services. We also render our services upon request at various other locations throughout the year.

Voices of Praise Choir

Seeks to bring an atmosphere of worship and praise through contemporary gospel music. We minister selections on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9:50 am for Praise & Worship and 10:00 am for worship service. Rehearsal times are Wednesday before the 2nd Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Mass Choir

Comprised of volunteer members from each of the four church choirs. The Mass Choir sings every 5th Sunday. The rehearsals are on Saturday prior to the 5th Sunday, and other rehearsals as scheduled.

Praise and Worship Team

Seeks to uplift and glorify God through music. Opening Sunday services with songs of praise, we seek to welcome the spirit of the Lord and His people into the house of prayer with prepared hearts for the word of God. The Praise Team renders selections for Praise & Worship on the 1st & 3rd Sundays. Rehearsals are immediately following the adult choir rehearsals on Saturday before the 1st Sunday and Thursday evening before the 4th Sunday.

Seasoned Saints

Comprised of senior members of our congregation. The Seasoned Saints sing every 4th Sunday for Praise and Worship and rehearsals are on the Saturday prior to the 4th Sunday.

Dancers for Christ

The mission of this Dance Ministry is to provide an opportunity where the entire body can be used in worship and glorifying God, and to keep our focus on in whom we live, move, and have our being. Dancers for Christ rehearses on the 1st & 2nd Thursday of the month and ministers during worship services and special occasions as requested.

Education Ministry

The Department of Christian Education exist to foster education about God and Christian life. All that we suggest, present to the members of this Church, is rooted in the Word of God. The Bible, His book, is our standard of practice and our guide. This ministry has several wide-reaching outlets, Bible studies, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Scholarship support for our students, Youth Ministries, and many more. We believe that it is important to know what you believe and why you believe it.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.Therefore,

Psalm 119:2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.

Sunday School

Meeting Time: Every Sunday at 8:45AM

Tuesday Night Bible Studies

Meeting Time: Every Tuesday Evening at 7:30PM

Resources: Know Your Bible (PDF)

Vacation Bible School

During our week-long summer event, we conduct hands on, engaging Biblical activities for all ages. The lessons focus upon important Biblical stories and allow students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through games, crafts, and team building events. For additional information, please contact Rev. James Hikmat.

Communications Ministry

The Communications Ministry at Antioch Baptist Church of Clinton (ABCOC) is a ministry established to support the church’s doctrine and to share information/announcements about church programs and events with congregants and the community. To submit information to the Communications ministry for dissemination please complete the form below.