Pastors & Staff

Blake Dodd

Lead Pastor

Pastor Blake came to lead the Antioch team in July 2020. He is joined by his wife, Tiffani, and two sons, Judah and Jonah. They moved to Lumberton from Cedartown, Georgia. Blake has a B.A. from Shorter University and an M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Kevin Davis

Kids Pastor

Pastor Kevin has been on the Antioch team since 2012. He began as Student Pastor but recently made the transition to leading Antioch Kids. A native of Lumberton, Pastor Kevin serves with his wife, Sandra, and they have four children, Morgan, Isaac, Caroline, and Lydia. Pastor Kevin is a graduate of Campbell University and he has an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Doug Bell

Worship Pastor

Pastor Doug moved from Arizona to Lumberton to lead the worship ministry at Antioch. He is joined by his wife, Deborah, a native of Nagaland, India. They have four children, Keva, Johnny, James, and Livi. Pastor Doug earned a B.A. from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts in Worship from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies.

Rick Astle

Pastor of Prayer and Spiritual Growth

Pastor Rick joined the Antioch team in March of 2022. He and his wife, Donna, have one son who is married with one child and lives in Charlotte, NC. Rick is a graduate of The University of Kentucky and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published five books and is a nationally known speaker on prayer-related subjects. 

Mark Meadows

Pastor of Senior Adults and Pastoral Care

Pastor Mark joined the Antioch team in April of 2022. He and his wife, Karen, have three children: two sons, Brandon and Patrick, and a daughter, Brandy. He also has five grandchildren: Mikayla, Helaina, Kynadie, Jaxon, and Beau. Mark is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored three churches in Samford and Lumberton, North Carolina. 

Billie Bowen

Financial Secretary

Billie Bowen has served as financial secretary for several years at Antioch Baptist Church. Her family joined Antioch in 1965. She has held many different positions within the church since that time. 

Al Carroll

Ministry Assistant

Al joins the Antioch team after 34 years of service to the United Parcel Service (UPS). He has been a member of Antioch since the 1980's and has been serving on a volunteer basis for many decades until he was hired in February of 2021. His primary role is in member care and office management.