Rosalind Jordan and John Jordan

Two of Antioch's original founders

Photos courtesy of Joyce Ellington


In 1908, the growing congregation built a new structure, which could accommodate 150 worshippers at the same Sixth and Julian Street location. The second church structure would serve the San Jose Community for over 50 years.


Following World War II, there was an influx of African Americans to San Jose, and the congregation grew. On Easter Sunday of 1963, Antioch held a dedication ceremony at the new Church. The church at the same location would build a new church. In 1993, Antioch gathered and celebrated 100 years of service to San Jose’s African American community and the City of San Jose.


Antioch Baptist Church Sanctuary


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