Our Pastor

Rev. Dr. Carsie E. Barnes, III

27 YEARS OF PREACHING GOD'S WORD

Pastor Barnes was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois to the late Rev. Dr. Carsie Barnes, Jr and Mrs. Mary Y Barnes. Pastor Barnes accepted Christ at an early age at Antioch M.B. Church South under the leadership of his father who served as Pastor/Teacher for 34 years. Rev. Barnes was educated in the Chicago School System and electrician by trade.



Family Information

  • Married to Mattie J. Barnes
  • 3 Children - Carsie IV, Megan, Carson


Favorite Scripture

Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ that strengtheth me."


Favorite Song: 

God Has Smiled On Me. He has set me free. God has smiled on me. He's been good to me.


Accomplishments:

  • May 1995 - Accepted his call to the Gospel Ministry
  • June 1995 - Preached his first sermon at Antioch M.B. Church-So.
  • June 1995 - Licensed at the Antioch Baptist Church South
  • October 1997 - Ordained at the Antioch Baptist Church South
  • 1999 - Became the Co-Pastor of Antioch under the leadership of his father and pastor, Rev. Dr. Carsie E. Barnes, Jr.
  • February 2004, Elevated to Pastor/Teacher/Servant of the Antioch M.B. Church South

Education:

  • June 2000 - Received the Bachelor of Theology Degree from the Chicago Baptist Institute.
  • May 2013 - Received Master of Divinity from Martha’s Vineyard Theological Seminary.
  • May 2014 - Received Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Martha’s Vineyard Theological Seminary.
  • March 2015 - Received The President's Volunteer Service Award from President Barak Obama.

Positions:

  • Former Moderator of Salem Baptist District Association of Chicago, Illinois. Served 2013-2019
  • Former Chairman of Moderators Baptist General State Convention of Illinois.
  • Former Chairman of late-night service for Baptist General State Convention of Illinois.
  • Member of the National Moderators of National Baptist Convention USA Inc.
  • 3rd Vice President of Pastor’s Conference of Chicago & Vicinity.
  • Professor at the Clement of Alexander Theological Academy
  • Lecturer for Baptist General State Convention of Illinois.

Favorite Comment: 

To God Be The Glory For The Things He Has Done.