Welcome to the online home of Zion Baptist Church
In-Person services & activities are canceled/ postponed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Click here to read the pastor’s message about the coronavirus situation.
Morning Worship, Sunday School, and Bible Study will continue online. Click the links below:
- Palm Sunday (4/5/20) & Resurrection Sunday (4/12/20) Service at 11 AM Via Facebook Live or The Telephone Prayer Line.
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.
Join the Sunday Morning Prayer Line
6 AM & 9 AM
enter access code 647753#.
FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER:
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
Need to set up your account? Click here for instructions.
Rev. James H. Cantrell
Read the pastor’s monthly message for a little shot of inspiration.
Who knew that we would all be asked to sacrifice so much during this year’s Lenten season? Click the link above to learn more about this time leading up to our Savior’s great sacrifice.
Get informed and stay encouraged. Read this letter from Dr. Timothy Smith, PNBC president. COVID 19–Christ Over Viruses & Infectious Disease, Joshua 1:9. God is still in control.
Fun, Faith, & Fellowship can be found at Zion. See a bit of that in our Photo Gallery.