LEAD PASTOR & FIRST LADY
Dr. Christopher J. Respass accepted Jesus at the age of 18 and accepted his call to ministry six years later at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas under the leadership of Dr. B. W. McClendon, Sr.
After serving five years as a youth pastor, Pastor Respass sensed the call to plant a new fellowship. In September 2002 Pastor Respass founded Antioch Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational, multicultural, bible-believing, Christian Church where their mission is to Evangelize the Lost, Disciple the Saved and Serve the Lord with the specific to Go: reach the forgotten, Grow: make and multiply disciples, Sow: train pastors and leaders, and Overflow: planting churches that multiply and partner with others.
God continues to bless the ministry and is growing the congregation in the knowledge of the Lord and His awesome word. Pastor Respass has the honor of being Charmaine’s husband and been blessed with three children, all of whom confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
Lady Charmaine Respass accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at a young age. She rededicated her life at St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Austin, Texas under the leadership of Dr. B.W. McClendon, Sr. where she served in multiple ministries.
A lover of old sitcoms, Charmaine has overcome many adversities in her personal life that have propelled her to minister to broken youth and women. A graduate of Liberty University, Charmaine currently utilizes her gifts and experiences in equipping the church in administration, church leadership, and church software management. She loves nothing more than serving God’s people through co-teaching with her favorite pastor. In her spare time, she’s facilitated workshops on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention for teens and counseled women who struggle with depression. Charmaine finds joy in leading others to walk in the freedom God has given them.