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.
As we enter into this season of Thanksgiving, we are again reminded that there is so much for which to be thankful, God’s mercy and grace at the top of the list. Click the link above to read what the Scripture tells us about expressing our gratitude not just on one day in November but everyday.
177th church anniversary
SUNday, november 17, 2019
Did you know Zion has been serving this community longer than the Public Library and the Fire Department? Such long, continuous service deserves celebrating. Join us as we thank God for the past 177 years and pray His blessings for our future.
Before we worship, let’s have fun, too. Support the bake sale on November 10 and get creative at the Sip and Paint on November 16.
Fun, Faith, & Fellowship can be found at Zion. See a bit of that in our Photo Gallery.