Welcome to the online home of Zion Baptist Church.  

Verse of the Day:

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

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!

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Mid-Day Bible Study
Evening Bible Study 
Prayer Service

 

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.  

 

 

Church Calendar  

 

Zion History–Cincinnati Museum Center 

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

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Standing in the need of Prayer?

The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.

James 5:16  

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give your tithes & offerings 

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 3: 9-10

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Spotlight on:


A word from the pastor
Rev. James H. Cantrell

Read the pastor’s monthly message for a little shot of inspiration.

LENT:
A SEASON OF REFLECTION & SACRIFICE

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, Lent begins. Learn about this 40 day period of reflection on Jesus’ sacrifice and ultimate triumph on Resurrection morning (Easter).   

 Spring Family Bible Institute
An opportunity to grow in knowledge & Faith

Join us for our semi-annual study session for those who want to deepen their knowledge of God’s word and understanding of ways to apply it to today’s pressing issues. 

the fellowship in pictures
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Fun, Faith, & Fellowship can be found at Zion.  See a bit of that in our Photo Gallery.