BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 120th anniversary on Sunday.
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fairmont was established in 1902. The church was organized in W. D. Fortney’s home by Reverend OC Jones that year.
Through these 120 years of Mount Zion. The church has called many reverends to serve the church.
In July 2017, Reverend Dr. Mark Staples was called to serve Mount Zion and has served the church ever since.
“One thing that will not change and will never change is the word of God. The Word of God. Not a period. Not a question mark. It will never change, he said: “If it doesn’t, I change,” Staples said.
There are three things Reverend Dr. Mark Staples says that have helped the church over these years.
“We are Christ first, church second, community. Because that’s what we’re here for. They said “go be there for him,” Staples said.
The church received a plaque from Mayor Tom Mainella to honor 120 years.
“I want to congratulate you on your longevity 120 years is a long time. I’m sure it will be another 120 years, maybe another 240 years.
For the past 120 years, the church has never missed a Sunday service, even during the pandemic.
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