Mt. Zion in the mid to late 1950’s

Since October of 1852 our congregation has been assembling together in worship and fellowship.  Originally named the Swan Creek Christian Church, the congregation has been persistent in telling the world about Jesus.  

We reflect on our history, however, the future is our focus.  Culture is changing.   The way people interact is different.  Constantly we consider how the church can make a greater impact on the world.  It’s our mission to reach out to people and let them know about the Savior we love.  We want to be more effective in serving God.  To guide us in our vision, we have to obey God’s word and evaluate our past.  We must look at where have we succeeded as the church and where have we failed.

All glory goes to God for allowing Mt. Zion to exist these many years.  We call on Him and ask Him to guide us and direct us as we continue as the church.

Our congregation has been assembling together and worshiping God since October of 1852.  It is our hope that through the years we have brought glory to God and shined our lights in this world of darkness.

The history of our congregation has been fairly well documented.  The original record book of the Mt. Zion Church is now in the safe keeping of the Kentucky Library Manuscript Department on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

Listed below are a wide array of documents concerning our history:

A History of Mt. Zion Church

Local Events from the 1800’s

The Civil War and Swan Creek church

Tribute to elder Marion Eadens following tragic accident

Leroy Miller – The Boy Evangelist

Miss Fannie Leads Mt. Zion Worship

Lassie Moats – Mt. Zion’s Poet

Brown’s Mill at Greencastle

William Brown – Donated Current Land

Greencastle Community Memories

Former Editor’s Widow is Related to Builder of Dam

Loss of a Steamer

Text of Original Mt. Zion church Deed

Members as of 1852

Members as of 1883

Members as of 1899

Members as of 1922

Mt. Zion notes 1922

Old Greencastle School House

Mt. Zion building – 8th oldest existing structure as of 2008

1996 church directory

2006 church directory

Ministers of Mt. Zion’s past…
R.B. Thompson 1922-1923
R.C. White 1936
Paul Woodward 1938
Ernest Nash 1939
Dennis Short 1940
Bro. Gardner 1944
Amos Macpherson 1944
Bro. Ashlock 1945
Sam Binkly 1946
James A. Davis 1947
Bill Smotherman July 1949-1951
Raymond Hazelip 1952-1953; 1957
Bro. Pence 1954
Bill Long 1954
O’Neil Nash 1955-1956
Elmer Smith 1958-1960
Ed VanHooser 1961-June 1964
Dave Evans 1964-1971
Jesse Wallace Jones 1972-1975
Stokley Hall 1976-1985
Edward Mosby 1986-July 1987
Kenny Miller August 1987
J.A. Floyd Jr. Sept. 1987-Dec. 1987
David Eadens 1988-2007
Gary Hays – 2008 – Aug. 2009
David Eadens – 2009-2023
Mike Tanaro – 2023