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 fellowship with you!
Praise and Prayer Service
Zion Baptist Church Prayer Conference Line
MONDAY – FRIDAY
8:00 AM, 12:00 NOON, 6:00 PM
Just Dial (712) 432-3900 –
The access code: 283505#
• WE ARE HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE •
ZION BAPTIST CHURCH COVID-19 RESPONSE
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Only One who gives Healing, Help, and Hope!
I pray that all is well and that you and your family are prospering and in good Health. Because of my love for God, and my love, care and concern for the health and well being of the Zion Baptist Church membership, I write this letter with a two-fold purpose; to encourage you and to share our strategy, as we face a terrifying enemy called, “Coronavirus”.
First, let me encourage you to be careful, not fearful, but be “Faithful”! (2 Timothy 1:7) “For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.
Now, as it relates to being careful, this is our “Strategy”:
As much as it is possible, we are using safe measures when we assemble in the Church. We ask that there be spacing with our seating and avoiding physical contact if you are uncomfortable doing so. We have hand sanitizer in every area of the Church and plenty of soap in the bathrooms and we encourage hand washing.
Our Custodian is doing an outstanding job to keep this place as safe as possible, as we fight against this virus, sanitizing every pew, musical instrument, microphone, light switch, door knob, etc, and, again, there is plenty of hand sanitizer available.
There will be limited office hours, doing only those things necessary for the function of the Church. As it relates to our Ministries, I, as your pastor am asking each Ministry Leader to cancel all of their regular meetings, and to prayerfully and thoughtfully consider your outreach activities. If you are uncomfortable with any activity, I am encouraging you not to participate.
The Church will have Wednesday Night Praise and Prayer Service at its scheduled time. Sunday School and Sunday Morning Worship Service will be held at their regular time. If you are uncomfortable in attending any of our Worship Services, please stay home. We encourage you to pray for those that are in attendance. Secondly, choose prayerfully and thoughtfully the public places that you will visit and be mindful of “Social Distancing”. Wash your hands as often as possible, especially in any public gatherings. And be aware, perhaps, it is unwise to use any public transportation.
We are encouraging you to stay at home if you are facing any health problems.
Thirdly, and most importantly, Pray! Pray that God will heal our world. Pray that God will send a medical cure for this dreadful disease, coronavirus. Pray for every church that is open in His name. And please pray for Zion Baptist Church, the membership and ministries.
We pray that you will continue to support your church, prayerfully and financially. You can give simply by going to our website, zionbaptistchurchdenver.org, click on Offering/Donations and follow the instructions. Or, you can mail your financial support. We honestly need your prayers and financial support that we may continue do the work of the Kingdom.
Please check our website for updates, as we face the challenge and the uncertainty of today and tomorrow.
A Servant of Christ,
Rev. Frank M. Davis
Pastor F.M. Davis
Zion Baptist Church then
Zion Baptist Church Present Day
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.
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.