We Give Thanks: The Thanksgiving Project Video

Please watch this special holiday presentation by our Sunday School reminding us of how much we have to be thankful for.


Click here to get details on the safety protocols we will follow


Inspirational Worship Service 10:30 AM SUNDAYS


At this time, we are not streaming our service live. Playback is available on Facebook and by phone (1-877-860-8950) by the next day.  


Adult Sunday School

9 AM In-person   9:15 am Zoom /Facebook 

Devotion and prayer begin at 9 am on-site. The lesson starts at 9:15 am for all learners.  Click here for Zoom links, phone numbers, and a link for materials for class members. 


Children & Youth Sunday school classes

9 am in-person


Divided into age-appropriate groups, these are engaging, Bible-based activities for youth up to age 18.

For details on this year’s drive to support local children, click  “Supplies 2021.” 



Supplies 2021



Our Wednesday evening Facebook class will continue online at 6:30 pm.  Our other two classes will continue by phone until further notice.  Click the box below for times,  access phone numbers, and other details.




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!

Sunday School
Morning Worship
Mid-Day Bible Study & Prayer
Evening Bible Study 
Sundays 9:00 AM
Sundays 10:30 AM
Wednesdays 11:15 AM
Wednesdays 6:30 PM

Interested in Becoming a Member?  


Church Calendar  


Zion History–Cincinnati Museum Center 

Progressive National Baptist Convention  


Spotlight on:

A word from the pastor
Rev. James H. Cantrell

Read the pastor’s message on Lent and an interesting Black History fact about something that affects many of us every day. 

Discipleship Training Continues

Connect with others who are learning to better live and do the work that Christ left for His disciples to do.  Click the link above for details.

Click the links below to get your book from Amazon or Christianbook.

 Verse of The Day 
And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

the fellowship in pictures

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



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

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Standing in the Need of Prayer?

The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.

James 5:16  

Let us Pray for You:
The Prayer List & Prayer Requests

Pray with us:
The Sunday Morning Prayer Line
6 AM
(call 605-475-3250.
enter access code 647753#).


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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