Reverend Earl T. Howerton Jr. & Min. Shaunda Joy Howerton
The Little Zion Baptist Church, located in Oak Grove, Virginia, is the Oldest Black Church in the local vicinity. The Church was birthed in 1866, underneath a bush harbor. Historial records indicated that three bold soldiers for Christ, and others, who under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit knelt and said, “Let us build a Church”. Many other churches were birthed out of Little Zion. Little Zion is known near and far for it’s heart and hand of love and for its support in leadership and in missions, home, state and foreign. Little Zion has approximately 700 members on its membership roll, with an approximately average of 200 active. There are ministries that provide service, support, fellowship and outreach to many in the church and the community. Little Zion Baptist Church is well known for the Preached Word of God that sets the captives free and its excellent Music Ministry.
The mission of the Little Zion Baptist Church is to bring persons into a saving and redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ. We are a Christ Centered, Word Based, Holy Spirit driven, culturally conscious, socially aware body of believers called to make a difference in a dismal world through preaching, teaching, worship, praise, discipleship, and personal development.
GOSPEL – The Good News and message of salvation is that Jesus has come through woman and laid down His own life on a cross where he bore the sins of all mankind. He was ressurected and ascended into heaven, from which He is coming back for all who are saved. In Old Testament times, the sheep would die for the shepherd. However, in the Gospel, the Shepherd died for the sheep. (IS. 53:7; Acts 8:32). Anyone who confesses with his mouth that Jesus is Lord and believes in his heart that God raised Him from the dead will be saved (Romans 10:9). If you have not accepted Jesus as your Saviour, don’t wait! Tomorrow is not promised. Make Jesus your choice today!
Heavenly Father, I have sinned against you. I want forgiveness for all my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and my Saviour who died on the cross for me and rose again. Father, I give you my life to do with as you wish. I want Jesus Christ to come into my life and into my heart. This I ask in Jesus’s name. Amen.