Who We Are

History Is Priceless

The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church was conceived as a “Bush Arbor” in Marshall County in Northern Mississippi on the land of John and Will King in the 1800’s.  Later the board of education built a school house called the King School, the leaders of the church got permission to hold services in the school for a number of years.

The leaders were Rev. Collins Thomas, Rev. Jim Jones, Sr.  and Rev. Robert Todd.  They went to the Kings to ask for a permanent building to worship.  The Kings agreed to provide the land with the stipulation when the building ceased to be a church the land would be return to the Kings.  Whites and Blacks made major contributions to complete the building of the church.  The first church was called “King Zion Missionary Baptist Church”; the first pastor was Rev. S.K. Williams.

In the 1900’s, the church began to expand in spirit and in membership.   The Pastor and Deacons knew they had to find another place to worship.  The move was made possible by God using the person known as Mr. West.   Mr. West agreed to give the church 9 acres of land. The church knew it had to pay for the land.   The dues for women were twenty-five cents and the men dues were fifty cents.  In 1958, the church building fell down and the services were held in Hilburn School until another church could be built.  God blessed Mt. Zion with many powerful preachers and visionaries.

Pastor Archie Bradley and the Deacons’ vision came to pass in 1999 as the members of the Mt. Zion Taska congregation moved into a new facility that expanded the church to open for a greater place to worship.

Pastor Keith Bernard Pendilton came to Mt. Zion Taska on June 4, 2003.  He hit the ground running and hasn’t missed a beat.  He is known near and far for his preaching, teaching, and musical abilities. Many have given Mt. Zion the name “The Dome in the Woods”.   He has ordained 6 ministers, the oldest being Rev. Earnest B. Jones Sr. at the age 89 and preached his first sermon at the age of 90 years young!  He has also ordained two deacons. Pastor Pendilton served as the Pastor.  For many Sundays, Pastor Pendilton gave true doctrines from the Lord.  Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond Pastor Pendilton’s control he gave a letter of resignation to the church resigning as our spiritual leader. Pastor Pendilton served from June 2003 to June 30, 2010. Before leaving Pastor Pendilton preached sermons and gave scriptures for finding a new Pastor even though he was departing.  Many prayers were prayed for our church family by Pastor Pendilton.  Pastor Pendilton’s letter became effective July 1, 2010.

Mt. Zion pulled together in search of a new Pastor.  Many leaders came to continue to give us the word of God.  For nine months, we fasted, prayed, and heard from many preachers that continued to encourage us to hold on.  But, God!  He had a special gift for his people.  God promises to never leave or forsake us.  God promises to send us a Pastor after his heart.

On February 27, 2011 the announcement our Joshua by the name of Brandon A. Blake would become the new proud Pastor of Mt. Zion Taska Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Blake preached his first sermon as the Pastor on March 20, 2011. He would continue to lead our souls to become better Christians and lead us to our Promise Land in Heaven.  Pastor Blake continues to receive and follow God’s instructions.  He knows that as God promised Joshua, he also promises to protect him and be with him every step of the way.

Stay Tune for More GOD is still in the blessing business!!!