Who We Are


Foremost among beliefs firmly held by American Baptists is the acknowledgment that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and our Lord, and that through belief in Him we are assured of eternal fellowship with a loving God. For us, the foundation of Christian belief--and the greatest event in all history--is the drama of the first Easter week: the death of Christ, in which He took upon Himself all the sins of the world, and the Resurrection, which offers glorious proof of His teaching and His triumph over sin and death.


Holy Scripture always has been for us the most authoritative guide to knowing and serving the triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer). As the divinely-inspired word of God, the Bible for us reveals our faith and its mandated practice. – American Baptist Churches


Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead others to a relationship with Jesus the Christ by:  Teaching the Word with compassion and conviction, providing dynamic Outreach ministries, Worshiping God, Evangelizing, and Building Strong Church and Community Relationships.



Church Agents of Biblical Change (ABC) - Stirred Up…Standing Up!


Church History

Founded in 1893, Antioch Baptist Church was the second African-American Baptist church established in Cleveland. Since its inception this Cleveland historical landmark has sought to provide public worship of God and benevolent outreach to the community. With a congregation of over 1,500 members, currently under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Todd C. Davidson. Antioch's history includes an 120-year service record of providing services to the community such as:

•    Fellowship Fund  --  Emergency financial aid for rent, utilities & food

•    Credit Union  --  Operating since 1950 with over $3.0 million in assets

To expand and further develop community outreach social programs, Antioch Baptist Church formed in 2002 the Antioch Development Corporation, a non-profit community development social enterprise, to operate:

•    AGAPE Program:  HIV prevention education and testing

•    Loaves & Fishes:  Hot meal feeding center

•    Bread of Life:  Food Pantry

Our Affiliations

American Baptist Churches - www.abc-usa.org
Cleveland Baptist Association - http://cbacleveland.org/
Greater Cleveland Congregations - http://greaterclevelandcongregations.org/

Full Church History

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Dr. Todd C. Davidson

Senior Pastor

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Rev. Mylion Waite

Associate Minister
Director of Evangelize Ministry

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Rev. Wesley Toles

Associate Minister
Pulpit Support


Church Staff

Office Management
Vivian M. Jackson
Office Manager
Site Management
Keith Taylor
Building & Grounds Manager
Marcie Knuckles
Graphic/Website Designer
Zerlonte Milton
Flora Hayes
Talonna Stanley
Karen Edwards-Johnson
Administrative Assistant

Jasmine Harris
Attended Nursery-Lead

D'edra Thompson
Attended Nursery

Tim Leftwich
Fiscal Specialist

Antioch Baptist Church
8869 Cedar Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone : 216-421-1516
Fax :216-229-0437

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(Closed from Noon - 1:00 p.m.)

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