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Greetings, Zionites

Today, the Lord has need of workers to execute the work for which the church was commissioned. I am very grateful to serve as the 14th Moderator of Zion Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.  

I want the Association to focus on the theme: Standing on History Moving Forward encouraged by:Hebrews 12:2-3 (KJV) 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, 

lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

As an update, we are:

  • Working to assist churches without by-laws. A set of generic standards (i.e., templates) are being developed to assist in their ministries.


  • Developing an obtainable approach to retiring the training center’s mortgage over the next four years. 


  • Drafting a plan for a youth center to sustain the future of Zion as we develop a pipeline for our youth. There is a general concern about our youth involvement in our fellowships. We will look at best practices on methods to recruit and energize our young members.


These are just some of the things I would like to see Zion accomplish in the days ahead. 


As we reference Hebrews 12:1-3 (paraphrased), we are compassed about by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside the weight that so easily besets us and run with patience the race that is set before us. Let us continue to press on.


Yours in Christ,


Moderator Marvin L. Lloyd


Rev. Marvin L. Lloyd, Moderator

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