The History of HMZ AME

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church has an interesting history dating back to the days before the South received their emancipation. It was during those dismal days that a small group of Christians bound together by an unfaltering trust in God and faith in their fellowmen decided to form an organization known as a society, the purpose of which was religious worship. 


This society was organized sometime during the summer of 1866. Prominent among its first Members were David Petty, Major Johnson, Cubit Wilson, Josiah H. Armstrong, Henry Adkins, George Lofton, Sr., April Dixon, Lucinda Bennett, Robert Fatio, Wealthy N. Hansberry, Mothers Bram and Wilson, John Thomas, Samuel Morgan, William Nobles and George Mosley.