MEET OUR TEAM


  • Mark Brand

    LEAD PASTOR

    Born in 1960, Mark was raised by ministry parents in the USA and South America. A fourth generation pastor, he sensed his own call at a very young age. Before coming to Dallas in 2003, Mark ministered as an itinerant preacher, Bible school instructor, and career overseas missionary in partnership with Teresa, his best friend and wife of 29 years. While living in Paris, they helped lead a French-language congregation and trained emerging spiritual leaders throughout Europe and in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 2011, the Antioch Church family embraced Mark’s vision to relocate into the heart of downtown Dallas. Mark and Teresa’s greatest earthly joy is their two children, Charity and Jean-Marc, who were born to them as answers to prayer following many years of infertility. In addition to serving as a Team Antioch ministry volunteer, Teresa home-schools their children in partnership with the Coram Deo Academy where she teaches Kindergarten.

  • Simon Dunn

    WORSHIP PASTOR

    Simon was born in Warrington, England and has traveled to over 30 nations with a heart to spread the Gospel of Jesus and lead people into God's presence. After 2 years of training with Dr. Eugene Smith at the Word & Worship Global Outreach School of Ministry, Simon attended CFNI in Dallas, TX, graduated from the School of Worship & Technical Arts, and then returned to the UK to serve his local church and form his own band Awaken UK. He moved back to the US to teach at Christ for the Nations Institute, where he now serves as the Director of the Worship Major. In November 2013, Simon married Jessica, a graduate of CFNI & a High School Teacher in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. They are both passionate about leading people into God’s presence and training up world changers to see a great awakening!

  • Emily Barnes

    ADMINISTRATIVE & MINISTRY COORDINATOR, WOMEN'S MINISTRY

    Growing up in a small town in Tennessee, Emily was raised in a wonderful home with parents who taught her to always follow God’s call on her life. She married Jonathan, her high school sweetheart and best friend in 2002. As they began life’s journey together, the Lord led them to a city in Alabama where they faithfully served in various roles and as worship leaders in their local church. In 2013, having the opportunity to work with Lovie Phillips in the international ministry of “God Loves Kids,” Emily and Jonathan packed up their belongings and moved to the Dallas area. With a love for missions, Emily has had the privilege of serving with teams on several trips to Mexico, Rwanda, Uganda and Brazil. She and her husband currently serve on the worship team at Antioch, and since 2014, Emily has led a weekly Bible study for women in downtown Dallas. She is honored to be able to serve and lead the women of Antioch into a new season of ministry. Her desire is to see women walk with confidence into what God has called them to do throughout the world.

  • Jessica Dunn

    CHILDREN'S DIRECTOR & COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY

    Jessica Dunn is the Children's Ministry Director and oversees the Communications Ministry at Antioch Church. Her desire is to see children forever impacted by Holy Spirit through worship and the Word of God. She also seeks to creatively tell the story of what God is doing in and through our church. She works alongside the Communications team to promote events and teaching series through video announcements and weekly bulletins, while ensuring Antioch has an effective presence on the web. 


    Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Jessica moved to Dallas in 2012 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute after having finished her undergraduate education at the University of Massachusetts. She taught high school English in Arlington for two years and is now a part-time preschool teacher at Christ for the Nations. She loves to lead worship alongside her husband and partner with him in taking missions teams across the UK to serve the body of Christ and declare revival. Jessica currently lives in Desoto with her husband, Simon, and daughter, Abigail Grace.

  • Christian Munoz

    YOUTH MINISTRY

    Christian was born in the country of Belize. He and his family moved to the United States when he was four years old. From a young age, God began to work in him and prepare him for ministry in the church. His passion for youth and sharing God's Word began when Christian was in high school. Taking on the Youth Ministry is a dream come true and he is eager to see where God leads Antioch's youth. Christian has also served on the technical team as Technical Director for almost three years. Currently attending college, he plans to attend Christ for the Nations, and then earn a degree in business or information technology. Recently married, Christian and his wife, Rebecca, are so excited for the opportunity to serve and watch as God's plans unfold for Antioch Church.

  • Fernanda Duarte

    MEMBERSHIP MINISTRY

    Bio coming soon.