In-Person services & activities are canceled/ postponed until further notice due to coronavirus concerns. Join us for these virtual activities:


Inspirational Worship Service

11 AM  Sundays

Watch on Facebook Live or listen by telephone.


Sunday School

9:30 AM Sundays

Although open to all ages, this class is aimed at adult learners.  Join us on Facebook Live or via Zoom.



Sunday School online for Children & Youth

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

Join us for a special Parent-Student Orientation Sunday, October 4.  Click the second box for info. 



Bible Study Online

6:30 PM Wednesdays

In October, we will continue studying Genesis.   

Click the first box for a study outline and the second for 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 
(Click here Wed. at 6:30 to join live facebook)                                                              
Evening Prayer service


Sundays 9:30 AM
Sundays 11 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

Interested in Becoming a Member?  


Church Calendar  


Zion History–Cincinnati Museum Center 

Spotlight on:

A word from the pastor
Rev. James H. Cantrell

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

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 
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

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 & 9 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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