On January 28, 2003, the members of Zion came together and called Reverend Kevin E. Stafford as their Pastor.
He accepted the call to the Senior Pastorate of Zion on February 16, 2003.
Joined by a host of pastors and worshipers, on March 30, 2003, Reverend Stafford was duly installed as our Pastor.
began to reveal the vision given to him by God by way of the Vision Statement.
There are five C's that characterize the foundation of our total ministry.
In this Church, you can be Converted, Cared for, Cultivated, Challenged and Charged.
Empowered by this Vision, within the first four months of his
pastorate, Pastor Stafford
introduced the acronym ZBET which stands for Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple
Pastor Stafford led ZBET into an extreme makeover project, completely remodeling the Church, inside and out, including the sanctuary, offices and classrooms.
The marquee was replaced, both parking lots were paved, and we acquired the building at 601 W. Rosecrans, fondly called the Stepping Stone.
The renovation project was completed and dedicated in April of 2004.
Shortly thereafter, Pastor Stafford
named and dedicated the newly refurbished social hall in the upper campus, the C. Albert Henson Learning Center
Many ministries have been birthed or revitalized under Pastor Stafford's