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Our History


On July 6, 1876 six African American Christians met to organize the Mt. Zion Baptist Church spearheaded by Rev. Wallace Shelton who was Pastor of Zion Baptist Church. Mt. Zion has had 13 Pastors; Rev. D. C. Ross, Rev. Martin, Rev. G. T. McCall, Rev. Chism, Rev. Young Scott, Rev. R. B. Thompson, Rev. R. E. Smith, Rev. Thomas H. Ferrell, Rev. J. A. Corneilson, Rev. Norman L. Townsel, Rev. Richard L. Waldrop, Rev. Eugene Sebastian and
currently, Pastor/Teacher Kendall A. Logan.

In the early 1900’s, the first physical location of Mt. Zion was at 35 Coral Ave. It was destroyed by fire along with most of the 40 years of church history. However, in 1916, Mt. Zion was completely rebuilt under the leadership of Rev. D. C. Ross.

Our membership outgrew this edifice and in April of 1971 and under the pastorate of Rev. Richard L. Waldrop a Building Committee was appointed and an architect was engaged to design a new structure at 40 Coral Ave. Three lots were purchased and the ground breaking ceremony was held on July 28, 1974. The congregation took occupancy of the new building during early Sunrise Resurrection Sunday Morning Service on March 30, 1975.

Under Pastor Logan’s administration, a major expansion, which included several new offices and classrooms, a Fellowship Hall, an enlarged kitchen and gymnasium were added. Ground breaking for this tremendous endeavor was on April 18, 2004. The mortgage was burned in September, 2019! To God be the glory!

Through the many ministries of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church family, we endeavor to carry out our vision to become disciples to make disciples and our mission as outlined in Matthew 28:19-20.

During these tremendously challenging times, Pastor Logan attempts to remain in contact with all members virtually through Morning Meditations, Bible Study and Sunday Morning Services. Sunday School lessons are also reviewed virtually each Sunday by Minister Todd Legette.

Mt. Zion has big plans for the years that lie ahead. We face the future with confidence and assurance because we have the three ingredients necessary for success; love for our Savior, people with a mind to work and qualified leadership.

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