September 6, 2016

John 5:5, 8, and 9

(5) And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. (8) Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (9) And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

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Antioch Church of Long Beach

Antioch Church of Long Beach has been a beacon of light in the local community of Long Beach, California. On January 10, 1961 Reverend and Mrs. Joe Chaney, Jr., along with five other people in their home laid the foundation of Antioch Church of Long Beach. Under the dynamic and inspirational leadership of Reverend Joe Chaney, Antioch’s

membership grew rapidly, necessitating the need to move from a rented room on the third floor of Morgan Hall on Eighth and Locust in downtown Long Beach.


With less than 50 members and a treasury almost empty, an “impossible dream” came true. The church by faith purchased the church building and property located at 16th and Gundry where it currently stands. On the third Sunday in August of 1961, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church held its first service in the new building with Dr.Timothy Chambers, Sr. as the guest preacher. Antioch’s membership grew from five in 1961, to a membership of over 2,500. The first building site was remodeled in 1975, and in 1984 Antioch was rebuilt, adding educational spaces for Sunday School and Discipleship classes, a dining facility and meeting rooms available for use by various community organizations. The new building structure was completed in November 1985 and was officially dedicated on the second Sunday in December 1985. For over 40 years Reverend Joe Chaney served as Pastor of Antioch. In 2003, Rev. Wayne Chaney, Jr., his grandson, was installed as Senior Pastor.


Antioch Church of Long Beach mission is to send individuals to serve and share the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout every part of the world. They love teaching the infallible Word of God to spiritually maturing members and non-members of their church. As a family of believers, Antioch Church of Long Beach believe that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation, deliverance and a personal relationship with God.