Our Pastoral Lineage

1946 -1966: Reverend Earl Ramon Boone

Reverend Earl Ramon Boone became Antioch’s fifth pastor on October 22, 1946.  He came highly recommended as an organizer, gospel minister and Christian leader.  He was born of humble parents in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he attended elementary and secondary schools.  Reverend Boone received a Bachelor of Science degree from Miner Teachers College in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Arts from Howard University.  He did post graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University, New York.

Reverend Boone was active in religious, social and civic organizations, locally, statewide and nationally.  He believed in the education of black youth and encouraged the membership to provide financial aid to college students in need.  He was a minister to all people, and the membership continued to increase.    Reverend Boone resigned after twenty years of service in 1966.

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