Our Pastoral Lineage

1978 -1983: Reverend John Hill Westbrook

Reverend John Hill Westbrook was Antioch’s eighth Pastor.  He was born November 11, 1947, in Groesbeck, Texas, and was a fifth generation preacher.  He received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Baylor University and a Master’s from Southwest Missouri State University.  In 1966, he became the first black student to play varsity football in the Southwest Conference. Under his administration, both balconies, aisles and downstairs were filled to overflowing. The Antioch Park was dedicated and renovation of the downstairs auditorium began under his leadership.  Reverend Westbrook was called home to Glory on December 17, 1983.

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