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World Outreach Pastor/Pastoral Leadership Team
(615) 256-2123, ext. 211
Occupation(s): (1) Pastor of World Outreach at Belmont since 1989. (2) Family Practice Physician Assistant since 1980.
Education: (1) Undergraduate degree at Yale University with double concentrations in African Studies and pre-med. (2) Graduate work in Theology at Cincinnati Christian Seminary. (3) Medical training at Bowman Gray Medical School.
Family: Married to Diana (Caplinger) Antanaitis in 1973. Children: Sarah (married in 2005 to Edymar Penagos), Isaac (married in 2004 to Juli Santmier) and Micah (currently a student at Milligan College).
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, porch-sitting in a rocking chair with a good book.
Likes: My family. International affairs, cultures, cuisines and music. Cool weather. The outdoors. Sports. Early mornings. Studying history. Travel. Solitude. Being in medicine. Being in ministry. Missionaries and other Kingdom advancers. God’s truth and grace.
Dislikes: Tight spaces, whining and grumbling, humidity.
Scripture: (1) Isaiah 32:8 – “The noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he stands.” (2) Acts 1:8 – “And you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (3) Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are God’s poetry, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which He prepared in advance for us to walk into.”
Books: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Eternity In Their Hearts by Don Richardson, Brutchko by Bruce Olsen
Movies: It’s a Wonderful Life, Hoosiers, Chariots of Fire.
Albums: Celtic Music, Simon & Garfunkle, Albino Montessci
Websites: Sports sites, Wikipedia, Weatherunderground.com
Quote: (1) Winston Churchill – “A man makes a living by what he earns; he makes a life by what he gives.” (2) Helen Keller – "I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble."
World Outreach Associate Pastor
(615) 256-2123, ext. 305
Occupation(s): Assistant Missions Pastor
Education:High School diploma, Culinary School, NSCC
Family: Married to Beckie Stokes. We have a dog May Belle
Hobbies: Video editing. Writing. Hiking. Play time. Big fan of play time
Likes: Baseball. The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaiian State Fish), cycling, solid teaching, the smell of pipe tobacco, my computer. Chocolate Iced Creme Filled Donuts from Krispey Kreme. Mediteranean Cuisine. Oh why not just say it… FOOD!
Dislikes: Wet Socks
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-13; 1 John 1:9; Colossians 3:1-4
Books: The B-I-B-L-E. The Giving Tree. The Things They Carried. (Not for everyone.)
Movies: The Princess Bride, City Lights (Charlie Chaplin), Merry Christmas Charlie Brown
Albums: The Joshua Tree (U2), Nebraska (The Boss), Joshua Judges Ruth (Lyle Lovett)
Websites: www.globalprayerdigest.org , www.missionfrontiers.org
Quote: “Ka wahi e nele ai, e haawi.” (Where need is, there give.) , “Do or do not, there is no try.” - Yoda