Welcome to the online home of Zion Baptist Church 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Verse of the Day:

Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

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.

ordinary times:  a time for worldwide outreach

After Pentecost (celebrated May 20), we move into the season of Ordinary Times (click the link above for details).  Use this time to actively reach out to others near and far with donations, service, words, and prayers and see these “ordinary” measures combine with God’s grace to yield extraordinary blessings.   

June: a time to  celebrate children & youth
june 3, 9-10, 13-15, 24, 2018

This month we honor children and youth and reaffirm our commitment to helping them grow and thrive.

Activities include Mission Saturday & Children’s Day  Worship with neighbor Greater New Hope MBC.  Click the link above for details on these events as well as Vacation Bible School & Graduate Sunday.

the fellowship in pictures

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