Mt. Zion MBC celebrates milestone 100th anniversary

August 22, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 100th Anniversary, 1919-2019, at the church, 2207 North 2nd Street. On the first day in May, 1919, a group of divinely inspired God’s people gathered to form what would become known as Mount Zion MBC. Later the site of Mt. Zion on Galena Street, between North 7th and 8th Streets, was the first church to be erected by people of color in the city of Milwaukee.

On July 26, 1964 the church would once again move to its current home on North 2nd St. On November 16, 1986, current pastor Rev. Louis E. Sibley, III, was installed at the 9th pastor of Mount Zion. Under his leadership the church has grown with new programs, a senior housing complex and a Child Development Center.

Pictured at the church’s 100th Anniversary event are (from left) Mount Zion MBC Pastor Rev. Louis E. Sibley, III; First Lady Barbara Wyatt Sibley; Nazarene Baptist Church of Alexandria, LA pastor and keynote speaker Rev. Herbert V. Baptiste; and his wife Mrs. Ashley N. Baptiste.