Welcome to Mount Zion First Baptist Church
A home of God's people and a respectable church community center in San Antonio, TX

Mount Zion First Baptist Church was founded in 1871. It is considered as one of the most prominent and charismatic churches in San Antonio. Aside from being a regular church that welcomes anyone, it has created many foundations and served God’s people with zeal and passion. The Pastor and staff of Mount Zion First Baptist Church are not just focused on delivering God’s message, but also in the effective nourishment of the city of San Antonio and its youth. Over the years, Mount Zion First Baptist Church has poured into the lives of the community to help many people improve their lives.

"It is our prayer that you will come visit our church. Over time, stay tuned for more information that will be added to this site so that you may learn more about us. We certainly want to get to know you."

Sunday services start at 10:00am, every Sunday.
Mid Week Service for youth and adults starts at 6:00pm, every Wednesday

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Blogs & Events

Apr 21, 2019
Sunday Morning Worship Program - RESURRECTION SUNDAY
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Apr 27, 2019
Chat & Chew
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Apr 14, 2019
Sunday Morning Worship Program
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Apr 7, 2019
Sunday Morning Worship Program
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Mar 24, 2019
Sunday Morning Worship Program
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Blog Entry
Jan 28, 2018

Mount Zion FBC is in need of an Assistant Music Minister. If interested, please call 210-533-7131 and leave a message for Deacon Hudspeth Chairman of the Personel Committee.

Requirements and Job Description of the Assistant Minister of Music

Mt. Zion First Baptist Church

The Assistant Minister of Music shall be responsible for working with the Minister of Music in overseeing the growth and development of the Music Ministry of Mount Zion First Baptist Church. The Assistance Minister of Music shall report to the Minister of Music and the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church and is part of the team in service to God and the congregation.

Basic requirements:

  1. Must be a Christian
  2. Must be honest, trustworthy, loyal, and accountable
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in Music or equivalent life work experience
  4. Commitment to pursuing formal education
  5. Strong desire to develop excellence in all music components of the Church


  1. Works with the Minister of Music and the Senior Pastor in enhancing the ministries of the Church
  2. Attends Sunday Worship Service and assists the Minister of Music and Senior Pastor as needed
  3. Performs or arranges for music at all Church Services as required
  4. Assists the Minister of Music in recruiting and developing volunteers to work in the Church’s music programs
  5. Works as a team player in cooperation with other ministries in the Church
  6. Assists the Minister of Music in developing Music Ministry Plan and Budget with the approval of the Senior Pastor, to be presented at the annual Church Meeting
  7. Assists in the implementation Music Ministry Plan and effectively manages the budget
  8. Assists the Minister of Music in working with all Music Staff Members to ensure they are performing all assigned duties effectively to include developing a diverse repertoire of music
  9. Other duties as assigned


Job Opening
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Blog Entry
Oct 10, 2017

If you want to be involved in the leadership and planning of the Young Adult Ministry contact Rev. Pettway

iRock Young Adults Coming Soon!

iROCK Young Adults Bible Study and Fellowship
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Blog Entry
Nov 10, 2017

According to a recent newspaper report, only 8 percent of British men attend church regularly, though 53 percent identify themselves as Christians.

And the situation is similar in other Western nations, with more than 40 percent of U.S. evangelicals not attending church weekly and more than 60 percent of American mainline Christians not attending weekly, according to Pew data. In short, millions who consider themselves Christians limit their church attendance largely to holidays, weddings and funerals.

If you’re among these millions, please give church another chance. By getting involved, you’ll discover that what you once viewed as a chore is actually a blessing. Here are 10 reasons why:

1. Church involvement is evidence that you’re a Christian in the first place. It also helps keep you from abandoning the faith. According to the author of Hebrews, the antidote to developing an “unbelieving heart” that leads you “to fall away from the living God” is to “exhort one another” (Hebrews 3:12) — an activity that occurs most prominently in the church.

2. Gathering with a church encourages believers to love others and do good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).


4. A church helps you defend Christianity against those who attack it. When Jude told the early Christians to “contend for the faith” (Jude 1:3), he directed his instruction toward a group of believers, not a scattering of lone-ranger Christians. Answering challenges from coworkers, friends and family members is always easier when you can ask fellow church members for help and wisdom.

5. A church is a great venue for pooling resources to support missions and benevolent works (2 Corinthians 8:13 John 1:5). Your money combined with that of fellow church members can do a lot for Christ.

6. A church helps its members maintain correct doctrine (1 Timothy 1:15). You might begin to adopt unbiblical ideas without realizing it yourself. But you probably won’t adopt unbiblical ideas without someone at your church realizing it, and they can help you get back to the truth.

7. After your family, a church is the best group of people to meet your physical needs in an emergency (1 John 3:161 Timothy 5:3).

8. A church supports you when you face persecution (Acts 4:23Acts 12:12). You may not be imprisoned for your Christian beliefs like the apostles were, but a church family is still a great source of comfort when you face stinging words or unfair treatment.

9. A church is where you can be baptized and take part in the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:181 Corinthians 11:17Ephesians 4:4). These two ordinances are a vital part of any believer’s walk with Jesus.

10. A church provides the setting for corporate worship (Ephesians 5:19Colossians 3:16). Though it’s a blessing to praise God alone, there is a unique joy that accompanies singing God’s praises with an entire congregation of Christ followers.

The above article is a repost by David Roach


The following are just a few areas where you can get involved at Mount Zion First Baptist Church.

Youth Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Food Bank Ministry

Parking lot Ministry

Prison Ministry

Communications Ministry and more.

10 Reasons Why You Should Get Involved
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Blog Entry
Nov 11, 2017

Enjoy the message "Just Pray" by Rev. Culpepper.

Rev. Culpepper “Just Pray”
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Jun 15, 2018

Congratulations 2018 Graduates
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Our History
A new edifice was built in 1879. However, a storm destroyed the building in 1886. The church was rebuilt only to be struck by fire twice in 1890. Plans were made to build an impressive structure in 1925.

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Our Future
Mount Zion First Baptist Church is happy to report God’s blessings on our congregation as we move forward into the future God has in store for us. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) says, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Youth Ministries
Jesus and Me (J.A.M.) For all grade school youth; we meet to discuss and learn about Christ’s care and concern for us. J.A.M. takes place every Wednesday at 6:00 PM.

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"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

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