Our Story


In the late 1980s a group of former Baylor students in Waco, Texas shared a call for a missions-
based church. The passion for making disciples and seeing the love of God reach the nations of
the earth lead the group to form Antioch Missions International (AMI). Since it was formed in
1991, it has trained and sent hundreds of missionaries around the world, seen thousands of
people come to know Jesus, and planted almost a hundred churches in the United States and

In 1999, the same group started a local church in Waco, Texas with the belief that the local
church was the primary way God intended to draw people to Himself and transform societies.
They chose to intentionally live life like the book of Acts. Multiplication and life changing
community were the result of the transformative power of Jesus Christ.

In August 2004, seven church planters were sent out to plant a church in Wheaton, Illinois. Their vision was to see the same life changing community in Waco come to Wheaton. Our senior pastor John Curiale and his wife Nicole spent four years attending Antioch Community Church in Wheaton before God called them to serve Central Florida.

In 2012, John and Nicole Curiale planted Antioch Community Church Orlando. Since the church
was planted, it has grown from the Curiale family to a healthy family of believers with college
students and families. We maintain the belief that the local church is the primary way God
intended to draw people to Himself and transform societies. We believe that as the Gospel is
experienced in Orlando it will truly become the happiest place on earth.