To all who are weary and need rest; to all who are lonely and want friendship; to all who mourn and need comfort; to all who pray, and to all who do not, but ought; to all who sin and need a Savior; and to all whosoever will – this Church opens wide the door and says in the name of the Lord Jesus. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (I Chronicles 16:29)
Rev. Dr. Frank M. Davis, Pastor
We invite you to join us at any or all of our regularly scheduled worship services, prayer meetings or Bible studies. We look forward to fellowshipping with you!
Wednesday Prayer Meeting
Route 66 Bible Study
• WE ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE •
The Zion archival collection is now available!!! The archive is deposited at Denver's Blair-Caldwell African American Research that are deposited at Denver's Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library 2401 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80205, reflect Zion's rich and dynamic history from 1863-2019. Zion's documents can be used at the library by the general public for research projects and enjoyment.
Zion's collections consist of a variety of information including the 9-volume 4,000 page book, They Came to Colorado with the Dust of Slavery on their Backs: The History of Zion Baptist Church 1863-2001. This includes various obituaries souvenir programs, and photographs. The materials were collected and donated by Zion Historians Annette R Groves, Clementine W. Pigford, and Kathryne A. L. McKinney (deceased).
Please feel free to use these valuable documents about one of Colorado's treasures.
Zion Baptist Church then
Zion Baptist Church Present Day
The oldest African American Church in Denver.
A Colorado Historical Landmark.
Zion’s members have played sterling roles in our city, state, and nation. They have been ex-slaves, laborers, politicians, preachers, teachers, writers, musicians, artists, lawyers, doctors, activists, and many other folk. In many cases they have been the first to act upon and reach for opportunities that traditionally had been denied our people.
Zion Baptist church was founded by a small group of people that came from other territories and towns. They came to Colorado with limited resources, little education, and wagons filled with determination. Historical records recognize November 15, 1865 as Zion’s official date of origin.