St. Kitts Baptist Celebrate 54 Years, 2017

    st.kitts Baptists celebrate fifty four years on March 5th, 2017.  By the providence of God, the Antioch Baptist Church was organized as the first established Baptist Church in St. Kitts-Nevis on Tuesday, 5 March, 1963 with Rev. Dr. William Connor O.B.E (now deceased) as the first pastor.  The church was organized with 21 born-again believers including Urban Penny (deceased), Kelvin Jones (Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in St. Kitts), Spencer Walwyn (St. Croix) and Lambert Mills who is well known in Caribbean Baptist circles.

    In 1964, the Antioch Baptist Church started a mission in Lodge Village about 6 miles from Basseterre. In 1976 the mission was organized into a new church—Mount Carmel Baptist.

    Antioch organized another mission station in the village of St Paul’s in 1965 which was eventually organized into the Calvary Baptist Church—now Calvary Baptist Tabernacle. Antioch administered the Calvary Baptist Church, for fifteen years from 1965 to 1980 when the church was handed over to Pastor Calvin O Hazel at the beginning of 1981.

    The founding pastor Dr. William Connor died on November 11th, 1990. Pastor Kelvin Jones, a pioneering member of the Baptist Movement in St. Kitts and who at the time was serving as pastor of the Mt Carmel Baptist Church, was called as the pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church, he served simultaneously as pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

    Pastor Lincoln Connor was ordained and installed as the third pastor of Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday 26 May 2002.  Pastor Connor is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, Georgia and Dallas Theological Seminary.  He serves as senior pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church and is supported by an enthusiastic staff. Currently, the Antioch Baptist Church is constructing a new facility with anticipated dedication in the summer of 2018.

    St. Kitts Baptist Movement was a founding partner in the Caribbean Baptist Fellowship.

    There are currently seven Baptist Churches on St. Kitts and three on the sister island of Nevis.

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