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The Twenty Five Charter Members

           Levi Bradley
           Levi Bradley Jr.
           Jane Bradley
           Frances Bennett
           Sally Campbell
           Enos Campbell
           Thomas B. Cockreham
           William H. Cockreham
           Sarah Cockreham
           Sally Cockreham
           Eliza Anne Cockreham
           Eleander Cockreham
           Nathan Gulley
           Rebecca Gulley
           Hannah Hamblen
           William Harris
           Polly Harris
           Sarah A. Horner
           R. C. Horner
           Polly Melican
           Moriah Parvin
           John W. Phillips
           Emily Phillips

MT ZION Missionary Baptist Church History

 The MT. ZION Missionary Baptist Church was organized on August 23, 1851 by the 25 Charter Members listed to the left. The first House of Worship was a small log structure which stood below the road north of the present building.

  In February, 1880 the Church agreed to organize a Sunday School with Thomas Brooks as Superintendant.

  In 1899 MT. ZION Church began to plan for a new building. Mr. Mipe Maddox gave the Church a deed for the lot which the Church Building now occupies. When the building was completed it was dedicated on August 31, 1902. Dr. Adoniram Judson Holt, Mission Secretary for the Tennessee Baptist Convention, delivered the Dedicatorial Message and Brother R. C. Horner the Dedicatorial Prayer. This occurred during the Pastorate of Rev. E. J. Lovin.

  In 1970, during the Pastorate of Rev. Don Davis, the Church Building was renovated, bricked, carpeted and a partial basement and rest rooms were added. In 1976, during the Pastorate of Rev. Bill Golden a Parsonage was built on the Church Property.

  On Sunday, November 9, 1986 the Church voted to build a new Sanctuary, including a baptistry, basement, enlarged library and other conveniences.  On June 9, 1987 ground was broken and construction began on the addition to the Church Building.

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