Dr. John Seitz, Sr.
Our beloved friend and pastor Dr. John Seitz Sr. passed away Thursday, June 20. Pastor John came to Antioch in 2000 and was in his twentieth year of servant leadership here at Antioch when he entered the presence of Jesus. His funeral Service was officiated by his close friend Pastor Greg Johnson.
Pastor John is survived by his wife, Gail; children, Hannah, Sarah (Tyler) VanWey, John Jr. and Rebekah; father, Paul Seitz; and brothers, Rob (Lisa) and Martin (Shirley). He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma.
John was born November 24, 1967, in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Paul and Norma (Moore) Seitz Sr. He married Gail on May 20, 1990, in Joplin, Missouri. John graduated from Doss High School in Louisville. Pastor John received a Bachelor of Theology from Ozark Christian College, a Master’s Degree in Ministry from Cincinnati Christian University, and a Doctorate in Leadership at Trinity Theological Seminary.
John began his preaching ministry in Oklahoma and later in Kansas before moving to Marion in May of 2000, when he became Senior Pastor at Antioch Christian Church. He was a member of Blessings Ranch Board, Christian Evangelist Mission Board and Gospel Broadcast Mission.
Mark joined the Antioch staff in 2015. He and his wife Erica have five children. Mark has undergraduate degrees from Ozark Christian College in Theology and Biblical Literature. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Cincinnati Christian University in Leadership Studies. Mark loves listening to people’s stories, and he loves to walk with people as they grow into the amazing followers of Jesus and life-giving community that Jesus continues to create!