Pastor Christopher J. Respass accepted Jesus at the age of 18 and accepted his call to ministry six years later at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas under the leadership of Dr. B. W. McClendon, Sr.

After serving five years as a youth pastor, Pastor Respass sensed the call to plan a new fellowship. In September 2002 Pastor Respass founded Antioch Christian Fellowship, a non-denominational, multicultural, bible-believing, Christian Church where their mission is to Evangelize the Lost, Disciple the Saved and Serve the Lord with the specific to Go: reach the forgotten, Grow: make and multiply disciples, Sow: train pastors and leaders, and Overflow: planting churches that multiply and partner with others.

God continues to bless the ministry and is growing the congregation in the knowledge of the Lord and His awesome word.  Pastor Respass has the honor of being Charmaine’s husband and been blessed with three children, all of whom confess Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

D.Min. Dallas Theological Seminary (in progress)
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007
J.D., The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1996
B.A., Morehouse College, 1993
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Psi Chapter)


Lady Charmaine Respass is the Co-Founder of Antioch Christian Fellowship of Corinth Texas where she currently serves as the Women’s Director. A lover of old sitcoms and a homebody, has overcome many adversities in her personal life that have propelled her to minister to broken youth and women. She’s a graduate of Dallas Christian College and Liberty University, and loves nothing more than serving God’s people through the teaching of God’s Word. Charmaine encourages youth and women to live a life of hope and freedom in Jesus despite unavoidable trials especially in the area of depression, sexual trauma, and suicidal thoughts. She’s facilitated workshops on Mental Illness and Suicide Prevention for teens and counsels women who struggle with depression. Charmaine finds joy in leading others to walk in the freedom God has given them.

A distinguished woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Charmaine’s greatest accomplishment is her family. She is the “Only Lady” to Pastor Chris and they have been married for more than 20 years. They have three adult children, all of whom profess Jesus as their savior and lord.
M.A.T.S., Liberty University (2011)
B.S., Management & Ethics, Dallas Christian College (2000)
Alpha Kappa Alpha