Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is
cultivating a future for the Black community of Southeast Ohio.

Reimagining History

When the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Athens, Ohio disbanded during the early 2000s, a cultural void was left for the Black community of the Ohio River Valley. What had previously served as a social and spiritual hub deteriorated into a building no longer fit to serve the needs of the community.

Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Mount Zion Baptist Church into a vibrant community center. The center will offer educational, cultural and creative programming to support the Black community and other marginalized peoples of Southeast Ohio.

Through fundraising efforts and community engagement, Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is actively working to rehabilitate this historic building.