Dr. Kenneth Ballard, LCPC
Minister of Family Life Ministries

The mission of the Family Life Ministries is to encourage, equip and strengthen Christ-oriented singles, married couples, and families through Christian ministries and Godly counseling.  Family Life Ministries consist of the following ministries:

  • Counseling Ministry
  • Marriage Ministry
  • Men's Ministry
  • Senior Saints Ministry
  • Single Adults' Ministry
  • Women's Ministry

Counseling Ministry
The Mount Zion counseling ministry provides professional individual, premarital, marriage and family counseling to active members of Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Crisis Counseling/consultation is available for inactive members and nonmembers.  

All sessions are conducted by an ordained minister/licensed professional clinical counselor.

To schedule an appointment, please email Dr. Kenneth Ballard at


DivorceCare Ministry

Brother Kenneth "Kenn" Bond, Director

The Mount Zion Baptist Church DivorceCare Ministry is designed to provide hope and healing to separated and divorced people in the church body and the surrounding community.  DivorceCare Ministry takes a biblical approach to divorce, separation and related issues such as reconciliation, remarriage, forgiveness, and the effect of divorce on children and families.


Marriage Ministry

Shurman & Pamela Vines, Co-Directors

“The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”  Genesis 2:23-24 (NIV)

The Marriage Enrichment Ministry is committed to equipping couples with tools that will ensure a closer and more intimate relationship with God and their spouse. As married members of this Kingdom Focused Church, our ultimate goal is to provide opportunities for couples in covenant relationships that ensure biblical understanding of the precepts of marriage. We want to enable them to be able to actively enrich their covenant through Christian fellowship via their participation in various study series, workshops, couples’ outings, monthly meetings and outreach projects.

Click here to visit the Marriage Ministry Page


Men’s Ministry
James Smith, Director

“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.”  Ezekiel 22:30 (NKJV)

"The mission of the Mount Zion Men's Ministry is to embrace, uplift, and energize all men for the purpose of fostering Christian development.  We focus on Spiritual Growth, Service, and Leadership Development through Bible Study and Fellowship Opportunities.  We are accountable to God and one another as directed by the scriptures"

Click here to visit the Men’s Ministry page


Senior Saints Ministry
Minister Ellihue Henderson, Director
Vacant, Co-Director

The mission of the Mount Zion Senior Saints Ministry is to maintain a ministry that enables senior saints to more actively participate in church activities, provide assistance as needed, and create fellowship opportunities with our sick & shut-in and other seniors in the Christian community.  The ministry actively engages in several fellowship opportunities throughout the year.  We have an annual Spring Tea, Senior Cruise, and Elderly Information Sessions just to name a few.  Our most notable activity is our visits to MZBC sick and shut-in's home to fellowship.  The greatest impact of the ministry is its buddy system.  Our buddies are the heart of the ministry.


Single Adult’s Ministry
DaMeka McCleave, Director

The Mount Zion Single Adults’ Ministry provides an environment that encourages single adults to celebrate the gift of singleness, embrace their God given purpose, and serve those in the church and community with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Mount Zion singles are encouraged and empowered through Biblical study and Christian Fellowship.


Women’s Ministry
Carolyn Ames Stevens, Director
Terry Pauling, Assistant Director

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”  Ephesians 3:17-20. (KJV)

The mission of the Daughters of Zion Women’s Ministry is to create an environment where Women continue to grow, strengthen their relationship with God and other women through worship, Bible study and corporate prayer.

Click here to visit the Daughters of Zion page