Our Pastoral Lineage

1973 - 1977 - Reverend Henry Beecher Hicks, Sr.

Antioch’s seventh pastor was Reverend H. Beecher Hicks, Sr.  He was called to serve Antioch in 1973.  A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was a third generation preacher and an honor graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees were conferred upon him by Colgate Rochester Divinity School.  He immediately began to embark upon programs involving the total community, making Antioch available during the week to the senior citizens of Houston’s Fourth Ward. The Antioch Credit Union was established during his tenure. Membership surged from over three hundred active members to more than eight hundred active members.  On July 31, 1977, Reverend Hicks left Antioch to become the pastor of the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D. C.

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