Church History & Church Covenant
We promise, by His grace, to love and obey Him in all things, to avoid all appearance of evil, to abstain from all sinful amusements and unholy conformity to the world, from all sanction of the use and sale of intoxicating beverages, and to "provide things honest in the sight of all men".
We agree faithfully to discharge our obligations in reference to the study of Scriptures secret prayer, family devotions, and social worship; and by self-denial, faith, and good works endeavor to "grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ".
We will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together for church conference, public worship, and the observance of the ordinances of the Gospel; nor fail to pay according to our ability for the support of the church, of its poor, and all its benevolent work.
We agree to accept Christian admonition and reproof with meekness, and to watch over one another in love, endeavoring to "keep the unity of the Spirit" in the bonds of peace. To be careful of one another's happiness and reputation, and seek to strengthen the weak, encourage the afflicted, admonish the erring, and as we are able, promote the success of the church and of the Gospel.
We will everywhere hold Christian principle sacred and Christian obligations and the enterprises supreme; counting it our chief business in life to extend the influence of Christ in society, constantly praying and toiling that the Kingdom of God may come, and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
To this end we agree to labor for the support of missions, the success of Sunday schools, and evangelistic efforts for the salvation of the world. And may the God of peace sanctify us wholly, and preserve us blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Bro. Jason started preaching on July 29, 1995, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Abingdon, VA. Later, Bro. Jason started pastoring at Valley View Baptist Church in Abingdon, VA, in 1997. In August 2001, Bro. Jason founded the Antioch House of Prayer. The charter members met at the old Free Zion Church building in Abingdon, VA for 11 months. On July 27, 2002, the first meeting was conducted in what is now known as the Antioch House of Prayer, a church built on faith.