Our Pastor, Bro. David Young was saved in 1981 and called to preach in 1993. He has been pastor at Antioch Baptist Church since February of 2011. Bro. David was born and raised in the Dearing-Harlem area. Now he is able to preach and minister to those in his own hometown. He and his wife Stephanie, have eight children Phillip, Dave, Ronnie, Andrew, Matthew, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Josiah.
Bro. David was a building contractor with a successful construction company prior to going into the ministry. He studied and prepared for the ministry at Antioch Baptist Bible College in Harlem, Georgia, a ministry of Antioch Baptist Church. Bro. David enjoys spending time with his family and tending to his farm and animals when he is not pastoring. He also loves to sing and preach at other meetings as God permits.
Mrs. Stephanie was raised in a godly, Christian home. Her dad, Austin Gardner, served as pastor in Cartersville, Ga. during her early years, then went as a missionary to Peru, South America when Mrs. Stephanie was 8. She and Bro. David were married on May 22, 1998. Mrs. Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, serving as Spanish translator at church and serving in the printing ministry and church in other areas.