Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God; realizing the need of a church in the community and that we are living in an age when it is easy to forgot righteousness, truth, mercy, peace, justice and love . . . the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church was born. We organized and united our forces, both spiritual and naturally for the purpose of doing Christian Mission work and to foster the ideals of Christian education among ourselves, our community and in the world. Our Church has stood because of her firm foundation of faith in Biblical Truth. Growth, change and challenge are blessings which God has bestowed on Zion. Mount Zion is a Church that gathers to worship and exalt the savior, equip the saints for the work of ministry and scatters to evangelize as lights in the world! Pastor Edward Lightfoot’s philosophy of Pastoral Ministry states that the Holy Bible guides his source of truth and doctrine. His philosophy of ministry is to love God with all his heart and soul and be obedient to all His ways, to love his family whom God has blessed him with, to serve the Church of Jesus Christ for this present age, to shepherd and protect the flock, and to serve and seek that which is lost according to His divine purpose. As Pastor E. V. Lightfoot traveled during military service, he continued to serve the Church of Jesus Christ wherever stationed. He joined Marlboro Heights Baptist Church in Killeen, Texas. In Wurzburg, Germany he served under Chaplain Harvey where he taught Sunday School and sang in the Choir.
Pastor Edward Lightfoot has a Bachelors of Science from the College of Biblical Studies and working towards a Masters of Divinity at Southwest Theology Seminary, Houston, Texas. He also has a Certificate of Ordination and a Certificate of Minister’s License. He previously worked at the United States Postal Service as a U. S. Letter Carrier and served in the United States Army with Honorable Discharge.
Our Pastor is the eldest Son of the Late Dr. James E. Lightfoot and Sis. Velma Lightfoot. He is married to Dr. Carolyn Lightfoot, one son, John E. Lightfoot, daughter-in-law, Maria C. Lightfoot and three grandchildren: James Lightfoot II, Maricel Lightfoot and Elijah Lightfoot.