Welcome to the online home of Zion Baptist Church
ABOUT our Church
Zion Baptist Church, the second oldest African American congregation in Cincinnati, has established a rich legacy since her founding in 1842. Zion was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Our early leadership founded churches from Cincinnati to Canada. We co-founded the Progressive National Baptist Convention. We continue to provide affordable housing in the Avondale community.
As important as those and our other contributions are, they take a back seat to our most important mission: leading souls to Christ and teaching them about the power they can have in a relationship with God.
No matter where you are in your faith walk–if you know nothing about God, haven’t
been to church or picked up a Bible in years, only visit church on the big ones (Easter, Mothers Day, etc.), are looking for a church home, or consider yourself a Biblical scholar–this is a place to learn and grow and feel Gods love.
We offer Morning Worship, Bible Study, Sunday School, Youth Division, and various ministries through which you can serve and be served. At Zion, we worship the Lord and serve Him joyfully and reverently in a body of believers of all ages. If youre not already one of the Zion family, please consider visiting us. If you’re already a member, thank you for joining the battle for souls and remember we are here to strengthen and support you in your Christian journey. God bless you!
Mid-Day Bible Study
Evening Bible Study
Sundays 9 AM
Sundays 10:15 AM
Wednesdays 11:30 AM
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
Wednesdays 7:30 PM
For information on our activities, history, and the Progressive National Baptist Convention, click the links here.
wondering what god said? search the bible for yourself.
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15
Standing in the need of Prayer?
The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.
Rev. James H. Cantrell
Read the pastor’s monthly message for a little shot of inspiration.
Continuing the season of reflection & sacrifice
The link above talks about the history and meaning of Lent, the 40 day period before Resurrection Sunday that offers time for Christians to reflect, repent, and recommit to God. If you want to give up something for Lent, click here for 40 things to give up, not just for Lent but for good.
We honor the legacy of our African & African-American forebears, every day, and encourage our web visitors to continue that practice in March. Click the link to the new African American Smithsonian museum and explore our fascinating history.
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Fun, Faith, & Fellowship can be found at Zion. See a bit of that in our Photo Gallery.