Our history

Mt. Zion Community Church, originally one of the five rural churches, was established by the Methodist Conference. In 1893, the doors were opened for worship services.  At that time, the church building was much like it appears today.  In the center of the chapel, the chimney outlet still appears from where the old stove sat in the middle of the room.  Attendees sat around this stove in the winter as it was the only source of heat. A superintendent was selected to over-see the functions.

In 1962, the Methodist Conference made plans to move to the IXL neighborhood. By then,  the church had become an integrated part of the neighborhood, and the congregation did not want to move. The congregation offered $1000 to the Methodist Conference for the building and the land, which was accepted. The church then became independent and was incorporated as the Mt. Zion Community Church.

Not long after the church building was purchased, the congregation made plans to add a building for classes and a fellowship hall.  This endeavor was wholeheartedly undertaken by men of the congregation giving of their time and talents to construct the facility.

The stained glass windows were first housed at the Methodist church on second street next to the high school before the First United Methodist Church was built on Edgemont Drive. The metal cross standing on the southwest corner of the lot was constructed by Mike Webb.

Our Pastor:
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Pastor Kyle Carlson
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