Erin serves as the Preschool Pastor and Children's Director at Antioch Fort Worth, a role she has embraced since 2006 alongside her husband. They are proud parents of four children, ranging from toddlers to college-aged, who are the center of their world. Erin's passion lies in nurturing families to pursue their God-given destinies with enthusiasm and joy. Erin is dedicated to sparking creativity and wonder in young minds, guiding them to listen to God’s voice. In her personal time, Erin enjoys indulging in books, savoring coffee, exploring farmer's markets, immersing herself in nature, beautifying her surroundings, and cherishing moments with her family. Her approach in ministry emphasizes safety, inclusivity, and fostering a sense of belonging among all children.
Rena, the Elementary Pastor at Antioch Fort Worth, has been a vital part of the community since January 2022. Along with her family, including two imaginative children, Iz and Aksel, she has quickly become a cherished member of the congregation. Rena is known for her innovative methods of engaging children in faith-based learning and ensuring a secure, interactive learning environment. She has a sharp intellect, a deep passion for Jesus and people, an infectious sense of humor, and a commitment to connecting with communities locally and globally. Her interests include traveling the world, delving into books, dancing to her heart's content, and spending quality time with her loved ones.
Mandy, the Kids Administrator at Antioch Fort Worth, is often described as the cornerstone of the team. Her journey with the church began in 2014, alongside her husband and their two young adult children. With extensive experience in administrative roles and a keen understanding of child development, Mandy's role is pivotal in ensuring smooth operations. She extends hospitality, infuses creativity into the staff, and ensures volunteers and classrooms are well-equipped. Mandy's heart lies in serving the church community, guiding others in their spiritual journey, and finding solace in her garden.
Head into our foyer and our A-Kids front desk is located to your right! Look for one of our volunteers to help you get checked in. You'll be provided with a security tag, and we’ll help escort both you and your child to their classroom. After the service is over, show your child’s tag to their classroom teacher for pick up. If you are needed for any reason during the service, either your tag number will flash on the screen until you are able to attend to your child, or one of our staff members or volunteers will come find you during the service.
Yes! Our new Moms & Babies Room is located in the back right corner of the auditorium. There is comfy seating, a changing table, water and snacks, and plenty of privacy.
Classrooms open 15 minutes before the service begins. Please be mindful of our A-Kids volunteers and promptly pick up your child after the service.
We are excited to celebrate with you! Our baby dedication services are a time where you declare your intent to raise your child to follow God, the church pledges to support and stand with you, and we pray a blessing over your child. Baby dedication classes and services happen periodically throughout the year, so please email our Kids Administrator for more information.
In Mark 10:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” If your child has given their life to Jesus, let one of our A-Kids staff members know so we can celebrate their step of faith with their baptism at an upcoming Sunday service!