Mrs. Ozella & Dr. Jimmy McCarter
Dr. Jimmy McCarter was the Pastor of Zion Hill for 16 years and 4 months.
had a unique style of preaching that got the truths in God's Word across so that it changed lives.
also had a caring spirit about him that caused others to want to reach out to others the same as he
Many people confided in Dr. McCarter
with their spiritual needs.
A lot of those folks came to know Christ as Savior and Lord, and Dr. McCarter
had the pleasure in baptizing many of them.
Even when Dr. McCarter
was experiencing health problems that were to the point he
probably should have taken a leave of absence, he
stayed adamant about serving his
Lord in the pastorate of Zion Hill
Many times, he
visited the sick in the nursing homes and hospitals while walking with a cane or walker himself.
And when he
could not stand to preach, he
would sit at the pulpit to make sure God's Word was given to the congregation of Zion Hill
was and is a true example of dedication to the cause of Christ!
Not only did Dr. McCarter lead people to Christ, he
taught them how to serve.
Many men, women, boys and girls have learned what it means to be in service to the Lord through Dr. McCarter's
teaching and encouragement.
And, other pastors, young and old alike, looked to Dr. McCarter
with respect, seeking to learn more about their own calling through him.
Through Dr. McCarter
, Zion Hill
was led in building programs that helped to increase the space needed for the continued ministry of God through Zion Hill
Through Dr. McCarter's
tenure, Zion Hill
added a Family Life Center
and a new sanctuary, along with renovations to the old church building to convert it into the educational building that it is today.
One of the visions brought to Zion Hill
by Dr. McCarter
is that one day there will be a Christian School
located on site.
For being not only our pastor, but our friend, teacher, leader, example, and encouragement, we bless Dr. Jimmy L. McCarter
by giving him the honorary title "Pastor Emeritus"!