It can be hard to find the right church for your family
With the loneliness epidemic on the rise and biblical knowledge in decline, having a church where you feel at home is more important than ever. If you are looking for a family-friendly church with a strong biblical foundation or just a new place to meet people, the Antioch SDA Church is the place for you! We know that visiting a new church by yourself can sometimes feel daunting. Schedule a Discovery Call to speak with our Pastor if you have any questions about our church or any other requests you may have.
What we offer you
Committed Pastoral care.
Getting the pastoral help you need at the right time is imperative. We make sure that our visitors and members have the pastoral support they need.
Biblical teaching and preaching
Understanding the Bible can be difficult and finding answers to life's most important questions can seem impossible. Our church places high value on making sure our teachings are firmly grounded in God's Word.
A safe place for multi-cultural, multi-generational community.
It can be challenging sometimes to know your family is completely accepted just the way you are. We take pride in our very multi-cultural congregation and we offer the accommodations needed for nursing Mothers and our elderly visitors and members.
Our Pastoral Family
Pastor Gabriel became the Pastor of our church two years ago. He was born and raised right here in Northern California and loves to call Antioch his home. Gabriel's passions in ministry are to make sure every visitor and member feels cared for and to provide strong biblical guidance. Gabriel has his bachelor's degree in theology and will soon graduate with his Masters degree in Pastoral Ministries from Andrews University. Gabriel's wife Rachel has been a professional traveling musician for the last decade, giving concerts in over 20 countries. Rachel was raised in a Jewish home and specializes in Jewish music- she is the Director for Jewish-Christian Relations here at our church. Gabriel and Rachel's son Avi is two years old, and they have a little girl on the way!
We have Bible class at 9:45 every Saturday morning for babies, children, teens and adults! Our church service starts right afterwards at 11:00. Per county guidelines, we are now meeting indoors while also Livestreaming for those who are more comfortable worshiping from home. Thanks for checking out our website, and we hope to meet you soon!
Tuesday night basketball & cornhole @ school gym - 6 pm
wednesday night prayer meeting on zoom (contact church office for link)
Our ministries are our services which we offer to our members and the surrounding community. We have ministries for kids, teens, and adults- if you have any questions about a specific ministry, give us a call- we'd be happy to speak with you!
Pathfinders & Adventurer's Club
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, ages 10 and older are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
Pathfinders offer a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:
Camping & camping/survival skills
Grade appropriate leadership training
Activities promoting community pride & involvement through outreach activities such as helping in downtown soup kitchens, collecting food for the disadvantaged, cleaning & maintaining city and county parks, visiting and encouraging the elderly, and MANY more
Interactive training in a variety of recreational, artistic, nature, conservation, vocational, and outreach areas, with awards (honors) given for successful completion of the interactive training modules
Personal care and encouragement by a caring staff member! While many school classrooms have 10-30 students per teacher, Pathfinders offers AT LEAST a 1 staff member to every 5 Pathfinder ratio!
ADVENTURERS CLUB- Inspired by its "older brother", the Pathfinder Club, the Adventurer Club is a program focused on the education of children aged 6–9 years with additional sections for children ages 4 and 5.
Pastor Gabriel and his wife Rachel are certified Facilitators with Prepare and Enrich, the number 1 premarital and marriage assessment and global standard for premarital counseling. Pastor Gabriel and Rachel enjoy getting couples ready for their future together and helping them work through problems. Schedule a call today with Pastor Gabriel to set up your first session.
Our Church also has a Spanish-speaking congregation that meets downstairs every Saturday morning. We also have a weekly prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Contact Elder Zoila of our Spanish church to learn more.
Being a young person who wants to follow God certainly comes with its challenges! If you are of high school age and looking for other young people to hang with, we offer many activities to meet new people and ways to get involved in service. Contact Zach, the youth leader to learn more!
Navigating life by ourselves can sometimes be difficult. If you are wanting biblical guidance or pastoral support, Pastor Gabriel has a passion to help people walk through life's struggles. If you are going through a hard time or just want some helpful advice, contact Pastor Gabriel schedule an office visit.
Do you have a passion to learn more about technology or videography? Consider joining our media ministries team where you can hone your skills or learn new ones, as you dedicate your talents for God.
Do you play an instrument or love to sing? Do you have a deep desire to use these talents for the Lord? If so, we would love to have you audition to participate with the music ministry in our church. Contact Rachel, our Music Ministries Director to learn more!