About Us

AEC offers additional services to low-income residents of the Lowcountry area. Some of these services include addressing hunger and homeless issues, and expungement of records.  If AEC cannot provide direct assistance, we also have an excellent referral service.

Antioch Educational Center is governed by a Board of Directors.  Among our highly qualified Board Members are former state legislators, educators, bank managers, auditors, and more. Please contact our office for additional information. 

Our Team 

Antioch Educational Center (AEC) operates with a small administrative staff in the form of:


  • Executive Director
  • Communication Receptionist


  • Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Literacy/Peeka Coach
  • Registered Nurse
  • Bookkeeper 

In addition to its regular staff, AEC continues to attract dedicated volunteers who have chosen to help on a one-time project or continue their valuable contribution of time throughout the year. Currently, AEC benefits from 167 regular volunteers. 

Message from the Executive Director

The Antioch Educational Center is proud of the work it’s doing in Jasper, Hampton, and Beaufort Counties. Because of the great need that exists, AEC is looking forward to expanding our services into Bamberg and Colleton Counties during the latter part of 2020 and early 2021. Since 2008, literally tens of thousands have been assisted through the programs and services offered through our organization. However, not very much would be accomplished without the assistance of our many friends and volunteers.  On behalf of AEC’s team and all who have received services, I want to thank you for your generosity and support.  Together we are improving the quality of life for more of our neighbors; and as a community, we will come through this Coronavirus stronger than ever.

Jackie O’Bannon
Executive Director