Our Pastor Dr. Marshall F. Prentice
...Dr. Marshall F. Prentice is the Pastor of the Zion Baptist Church , a progressive, urban Baptist congregation in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland.His
commitment to the enhancement of God's Kingdom on earth has manifested itself in his
loyal attention to the daily activities and services of the church on community development initiatives: senior citizens, youth empowerment, cultural awareness, homelessness, drug rehabilitation, transitional housing and mission/outreach activities.Zion Baptist Church
, led by Pastor, is committed to move forward in faith for the nurturing and expansion of its continuing Christian mission.It is his
desire to demonstrate the love of God beyond the walls of the church.He
was one of the founders and first President of Clergy United for the Renewal of East Baltimore
(CURE), a faith-based community organization, with interest in the health, welfare, and spiritual being of East Baltimore citizens.Pastor Prentice
is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.He graduated from Geneva College with an equivalent of a double major, Elementary Education and Theology.He received his Masters Degree in Counseling Education from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA.
has preached the word in Africa, and continues to be invited to preach in distinguished pulpits throughout Maryland and across the country.He
stands firmly behind the doctrine of his
favorite scripture - Romans 1:16 -
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek".Pastor Prentice
is married to the former Elvira Johnson and they are the proud parents of three , Tonya, Preston, and Kevin.
has held many positions since coming to Baltimore - Served on the Empowerment Team for the City of Baltimore; Past President of Clergy United for Renewal of East Baltimore (C.U.R.E.) and Past President of the Progressive Baptist Convention
for the State of Maryland.He is currently serving as Co-Chair of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) - Clergy Caucus.
Among the many awards presented to Pastor Prentice