Chairperson Ingrid Blalock, with Trustee Emeritus Miles Cobbs, Sister Judy Cylar and Deacon Harland Booth


Elders Ministry

What is an Elder?
An Elder is a person who has been a faithful member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 50 or more years.

Elders are Faithful!
Their longevity as a member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church substantiates their love for God and the family of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

II Corinthians 9:7; Elders are Cheerful Givers!
They have financially supported East Mt. Zion for 50 or more years; obedience to and the love of the Lord is how they have accomplished this for half a century or more.

James 2:26; Their Love of the Lord Moves Them to Action!
In summary, an Elder is a person who has been a faithful member of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church for 50 or more years, who love the Lord and cheerfully contribute their time, talents and monies in support of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church.


The Elders of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church are annually acknowledged by the church membership and a repast is held in their honor. A picture of each with a brief description of their involvement in the church is displayed in the Historical Elders Book which is displayed in the vestibule of the A. Charles Bowie Education Wing.

Lord, Prepare Us To Receive The Holy Spirit Pt. III.

May 15, 2022 - by Rev. Dr. Brian A. Cash, Pastor EMZBC

John 20:1-18 NIV

1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”

18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.