MARK SPEETER // Lead Pastor
Mark serves as the lead pastor of Antioch Community Church. Mark and Crystal carry a passion to know God deeply, see lives transformed, and see Jesus’ church expand throughout America and to unreached nations of the earth. They are excited for follow God’s call to start a new, church-planting church in Southern California. Before moving to California, Mark served as the Young Adults Pastor at Antioch Community Church in Waco, TX for several years, and he also led efforts to help establish and support new churches in the U.S. and around the world. Mark and Crystal have three kids - Isabelle, Judah, and Eden - and they love being active and enjoying the outdoors. Mark is from Minneapolis, MN, and Crystal is from Seattle, WA.
CRAIG BLANKENSHIP // Associate Pastor
Craig serves as the Associate Pastor & Antioch Discipleship School Director. After years of working in the mortgage industry, Craig is following the Lord’s leadership to use his experience and gifts to serve his true passion: the local church. Craig loves exploring new places, cliff-jumping, hiking, camping, hunting, and painting. Craig and his wife, Jackie (a San Diego native), met while attending Baylor University in Waco, TX, and married in 2009. They have two beautiful girls, Glory Ann & Lila, and a third baby girl on the way.
Board of Advisors
Our church also has an external board of advisors for the purpose of keeping our church accountable to Biblical standards, giving wise counsel in major decisions, and providing pastoral care and personal accountability for the lead pastor. They were selected because of their experience, gifting, and commitment to see Antioch Community Church step into God’s purposes. They include:
- Robert Herber, Lead Pastor at All People’s Church, San Diego, CA
- Kendall Laughlin, Executive Pastor at All People’s Church, San Diego, CA
- John Lo, Lead Pastor at Epicentre Church, Pasadena, CA
- Donny Martin, Lead Pastor at Antioch Community Church, Baton Rouge, LA