Zion Baptist Church celebrates 150 years

Published: Feb. 3, 2017 at 5:16 PM EST
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Zion Baptist church is a local historically black church located on 8th street in Parkersburg.

The congregation recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day and they remain active in the community.

Pastor Charles Grays says he's proud of his church and its inclusiveness.

"From 1866 until now, which we've just celebrated our 150th anniversary. We had a very, very large crowd here on that anniversary and it was mixed with different congregations, and different cultures, and it was very diverse. We had a marvelous time here and that's what I like, that Zion is bringing the whole community together."

Church members pride themselves on the fact that anyone is welcome to attend their church.