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Bibb Mount Zion History

“The best kept secret in Bibb County”…. is not a secret to the thousands of individuals who’ve been privileged to be a part of the membership of this church.

Our church has been a strong pillar in the Middle Georgia community for 153 years and under the leadership of just 10 pastors. Our longevity is a testimony that we come from a spiritual people. As slaves, our ancestors had no control over their lives. They had to release their anger and frustration in ways that would not damage their souls. So, they prayed silently as they worked in the fields and they sang their songs of freedom and of the by-and-by of a world that would give them peace.


Religion brought tranquility to the courageous group of men and women who first organized the Mount Zion Church in 1862. Explore more of our history below.

Bibb Mount Zion continues to prosper and reap the benefits of its members’ hard work and dedication. The congregation held its 2014 New Year’s Eve services in a new 11,500 square-foot sanctuary at 3274 Avondale Mill Road.

We at Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church are committed to fulfilling the charge of the Great Commission and Great Commandment by “developing devoted disciples” and supporting each other in manners befitting to God.

We strive to be compassionate in our love and desire to help as many people as possible connect with God. We believe that a meaningful devotion to Christ is best demonstrated by an authentic commitment to one another.

Pastors and Their Tenures

  • Rev. Flemings (1862-until death)
  • Rev. Dan Thomas
  • Rev. Ruffin Williams
  • Rev. E. D. Cummings (1899-1929)
  • Rev. E. L. Bivins (1929-1937)
  • Rev. W. W. Weaver (1937-1944)
  • Rev. Joseph Anderson Holston
    (December 1944-March 1987, voted pastor emeritus)
  • Rev. Christopher Tard (Oct. 16, 1988-July 23, 1995)
  • Rev. Teddy Parker Jr. (July 20, 1997-Nov. 10, 2013)
  • Rev. Paul Little II (Aug, 17, 2014-Present)

Contact Us

  •  3268 Avondale Mill Rd.
       Macon, GA 31216
  •  478.788.2766
  •  478.788.2731
  •  Contact Form

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