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 a 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 you’re 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!
Sundays 9 AM
Sundays 10:15 AM
Wednesdays 11:00 AM
Wednesdays 6:30 PM
(Click here to watch recordings of prior sessions. if necessary, click the word ‘video’ on the left)
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 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.
Lent begins March 6. Do you sacrifice, give up something, for Lent? Click the link above to read a Baptist perspective on the value of observing this sacrificial period.
If you do give up something, do you plan to pick it back up after Easter? After preparing for the suffering that would come with crucifixion, Jesus let go of his human life, but He didn’t pick it back up. He let it go and instead took His seat at the right hand of God. Click the picture above for suggestions of things you can let go that will help you take the place that God has for you.
Friday, April 12, 2019
A Workshop to promote wellness & fight childhood obesity for children & youth ages 7-16 (& their adults)
Sponsored by the Zion Baptist Church Health & Wellness Ministry and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Click the link above for more information and to register.
Fun, Faith, & Fellowship can be found at Zion. See a bit of that in our Photo Gallery.