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Elinor Williams
Beloved librarian Elinor Williams passed away 19 November 2005. She was an active member of Mt. Zion MIssionary Baptist Institutional Church and known...
Lillian Lancaster, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Deaconess Lillian Lancaster in the sanctuary of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando, August 16, 2012.  
Lillian Lancaster, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Deaconess Lillian Lancaster beholds a photo of L. Claudia Allen in the sanctuary of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown...
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Cover photo of the One Hundred and One Years, "A Journey With Jesus Christ - Step By Step Through Faith and Prayer"...
Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Pamela Woodley at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando, December 5, 2012.
Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Pamela Woodley at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando, December 5, 2012. Ms. Woodley worked with her aunt, Dorothy ...
Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Pamela Woodley at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando, December 5, 2012. Ms. Woodley worked with her aunt, Dorothy...
Georgia Nell Woodley
"A Celebration of Life for the Homegoing of Georgia Nell Woodley," order of service. Community leader Georgia Nell Woodley's homegoing service was held...
Georgia Nell Woodley, 1923-2005
"A Celebration of Life for the Homegoing of Georgia Nell Woodley." Community leader Georgia Nell Woodley's homegoing service was held on Saturday, Dec...
Georgia Nell Woodley
Georgia Nell Woodley Computer Center at the Callahan Neighborhood Center, photo March 2013. Georgia Nell Woodley served as Mt. Zion's Missionary Bapti...
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church under construction at 535 West Washington Street in downtown Orlando, circa early 1960s. Pictured f...
Pamela Woodley
Pamela Woodley, center, at the Dr. Jerry B. Callahan Exhibit Dedication Ceremony February 20, 2013. Pamela's mother, Georgia Woodley, served as the pr...
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church founded on April 1, 1880 is the oldest African American Baptist church with continuous service of...
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
The first church structure of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church was according to church history, "a bush harbor or bush arbor,...
Altamese Pritchett of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Florida native Altamese Pritchett came to Orlando in 1935 from the country, Summerfield, where her grandfather was a minister. Her grandmother, Maggie...
Adema Wallace of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
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Adema Wallace of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Adelma Wallace, Orange County educator and lifetime member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando. We invite you to...
Ernestine Dallas of Mt. Zion Missionary Institutional Baptist Church
Photo of Ernestine Dallas who served as church organist and pianist for Mount Zion MIssionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando for...
Mrs. Adelma Wallace of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church
Adelma Wallace, Orange County educator and lifetime member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church in downtown Orlando. We invite you to...
Poem for Georgia Nell Woodley
For Black History Month, February 2014, teens at the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center in downtown Orlando collaborated on a poem...
Georgia Nell Woodley Orlando Remembered Display
The Georgia Nell Woodley Orlando Remembered display is at the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center. The display was dedicated on February 19,...
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day 2015
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, Sunday, July 28, 2015. View commemorative booklet. L. Claudia Alle...
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: 104 Years, 1880-1984
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: 104 Years, 1880-1984, Reflecting-Rejoicing-Reaching Out for the Lord. Commemorative church anniversa...
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration, Sunday April 28, 2013. VIEW commemorative booklet of church his...
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Altamese Pritchett, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Part III



Altamese Pritchett, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Part IV



Altamese Pritchett, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Part V



Altamese Pritchett, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Part VI



Adelma Wallace of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church



Adelma Wallace of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church



Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church - PART I



Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church - PART II



Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church - PART III



Pamela Woodley of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church - PART IV



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part I



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part II



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part III



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part IV



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part V



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part VI



Deaconess Lillian Lancaster Oral History Interview, Part VII



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Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church: The Rock of Parramore

Celebrating 120 years of ministry in Orlando, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church traditions are highlighted in this article:

"The Rock of Parramore" by John T. McCann, Black Family Today, October/ November 2000, pages 26-28.

Excerpt: To appreciate Mount Zion's longevity is to understand that it was a Central Florida fixture roughly eight decades before Walt Disney scoped out the area in the 1960s. It existed before Eatonville became the country's first incorporated black township in 1887.

Orlando itself dates back to 1830. But the city wasn't incorporated till 1875, just five years before Mount Zion began as a place of worship.

The church has staying power.


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Presentation to the Historic Preservation Board

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Presentation to the Historic Preservation Board, City of Orlando, on June 6, 2007 and updated for the 130th Church Anniversary by Lillian Lancaster, Church Clerk.

Excerpt: In the last quarter of the 19th century in an area of Orlando that included Robinson Street and the East side of Division Street, a few believing Christians met together weekly to pray, to teach from God's word and to praise God for how He had brought them such a mighty long way. Many years later their story would be passed down to their children, and it would sound something like this.

These are the voices from the past:

The time was 1880, nearly 127 years ago. It was just five years after Orlando was incorporated as a town with 85 inhabitants. Later Mt. Zion would come to be known as the oldest African American Baptist church with continuous service of worship and teaching and serving in the Central Florida area.

The year 1880 there were just 8 families of us and we would gather together every Sunday....

 

 


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day 2015

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, Sunday, July 28, 2015. View commemorative booklet.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, Sunday, July 28, 2015. View commemorative booklet.

L. Claudia Allen started Boy Scout Troop 87 and Girl Scout Troop 87, the first scout troops for black children in Orange County.

She also organized the Orlando Council for Retarded Children in 1957 to care for retarded Negro children in the community.

Excerpt:

Upon beginning her teaching career in Orange County, L. Claudia Allen was soon to unite in membership with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she further distinguished herself as an outstanding teacher of Sunday School and a leader in fellowship. She became its first and only director of Religious Education for a period greater than thirty years....


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration, Sunday April 28, 2013.

VIEW commemorative booklet of church history and letters from Governor Rick Scott, Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Sheriff Jerry Demings, Mayor Buddy Dyer, Chief of Police Paul Rooney, and Commissioner Daisy Lynum. VIEW part II.


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, 2013

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Commemorates L. Claudia Allen Day, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

L. Claudia Allen started Boy Scout Troop 87 and Girl Scout Troop 87, the first scout troops for black children in Orange County.

She also organized the Orlando Council for Retarded Children in 1957 to care for retarded Negro children in the community.

Excerpt:

Upon beginning her teaching career in Orange County, L. Claudia Allen was soon to unite in membership with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church where she further distinguished herself as an outstanding teacher of Sunday School and a leader in fellowship. She became its first and only director of Religious Education for a period greater than thirty years....

LISTEN as Adelma Wallace recalls L. Claudia Allen as a great leader at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church and as someone very gentle who was always willing to help others. (Oral history interview excerpt 14 min. 56 seconds.)


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration, part II

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church 133rd Church Anniversary Celebration, Sunday April 28, 2013.

VIEW commemorative booklet of church history and letters from Governor Rick Scott, Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Sheriff Jerry Demings, Mayor Buddy Dyer, Chief of Police Paul Rooney, and Commissioner Daisy Lynum. VIEW part II.


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: 104 Years, 1880-1984

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: 104 Years, 1880-1984, Reflecting-Rejoicing-Reaching Out for the Lord.

Commemorative church anniversary booklet with church history and pastors. VIEW.


Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: One Hundred and One Years, 1880-1981

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church: One Hundred and One Years, "A Journey with Jesus christ- Step by Step through Faith and Prayer", 1880-1981.

Commemorative church anniversary booklet with church history and pastors. VIEW.


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