150 Years and Counting

Since 1866 – celebrating our 150th year in 2016 -- Historic Mt. Zion has grown and served the downtown Jacksonville, Florida community. The Early Church paved the way for us today. We will forever remember our Elders with pride. They loved and cared for us, and passed a cherished heritage on to us. Our Elders educated us and opened our eyes to the beauty of our past and the hopefulness of our future. 

They taught us to love ourselves and one another. Thanks be to God for Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and the noble company of men and women in Philadelphia in 1787 who rejected the discrimination at St. Georges Methodist Church and organized the Free African Society. It is on their shoulders that we now stand. We give thanks to the Lord, and the founders of this congregation, where faithful people gather each week to sing, pray, and serve. We are proud of the rich legacy and heritage of Historic Mt. Zion, proud to be African Methodist Episcopal.