(206) 322-6500 info@mountzionseattle.org

Our People

Our ministers are trained servants of Christ, students of the Gospel and here help all God’s children.

Meet our ministers

Our Story

Mount Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1890 and has maintained a trained and dedicated ministry throughout its history. One who visits Mount Zion will find: membership open to all who accept Christ as Lord and Savior; relevant, celebrative, creative worship; timely and timeless Christ-centered messages; some of the best in sacred music and Christian education; and a concern for all of God’s people and their needs.

Mount Zion participates in the life of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; the American Baptist Churches, USA; the Church Council of Greater Seattle; the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches.

Our Mission

Our mission is based on the scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.


Christ Centered

We strive to meet the needs of the total person through worship, education and social activism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the church?

Mount Zion Baptist Church is committed to winning souls for Christ. Full membership requires completion of the following steps:

1. Publicly join with our congregation during one of our two Sunday morning services (7:30 and 10:45 a.m.), or Wednesday night prayer meeting (7 p.m.). This public acknowledgment may be confirmed through Baptism, Christian Experience or by Letter of transfer from a sister congregation.

2. Completion of a series of New Members Classes.

3. Baptism by full immersion (if you have not already been baptized)

4. Receipt of the “Right Hand of Fellowship”.

Do you offer wedding services?

The joining of two lives through marriage pleases God. A wedding is a beautiful ceremony and celebration of vows stated in the presence of God and a community comprised of family and friends.

Mount Zion seeks to help make your wedding a beautiful affair. Our wedding coordinator, Lilna Givan-Williams, can be reached at (206) 322-6500.

Is there a dress code?

There is no written rule book, but church behavior is rooted in common sense. We encourage all to dress as if you’re going to meet with someone important — and there is no one more important than God.

Are there scholarship offerings for students?

The Mount Zion Scholarship Ministry brings in more funds than any other church in the National Baptist Convention, USA-Inc..

You’ll find more information and application forms on the  Scholarship Ministry page.


Mount Zion Baptist Church is committed to being externally focused and internally strong. Through our many ministries, we do God’s work in the community while our own souls are also fed.

Music & Art

Our church is steeped in more than 100 years of history. The region has come to know Mount Zion Baptist Church for its preaching, teaching and ministering through our music and arts ministries.


There are many opportunities to fellowship at Mount Zion, including spiritual development and special events.