Our Story

In 1998, a small group of intercessors began meeting daily for prayer at an apartment on Jordan Street in Cleveland, Tennessee. By the fall of 2000, Prayer Center was officially established by a smaill group of foundational members.  During the first year, the Lord built a core group of committed, servant-hearted, like-minded believers. After one year of daily prayer meetings, the Lord opened a door for us to meet at the Chalet for Sunday Services. In 2002, we started having city-wide unity services at Living Word Church a few nights a week. These unity services were held for almost 2 years.  In 2004, we moved to a small building down town and in 2008, we moved to a larger building next to Bradley Square Mall. It was there we changed our name to reflect more accurately our vision – “Mount Zion Prayer Center”.  Here we continue to host daily prayer meetings.

Our Ministries

  • Bread of Life Ministry  Small Group Bible Study 7PM Every Wednesday at  MZPC East Location
  • Tabernacle Of David – Intercessory prayer ministry. 7PM every night except Wednesday at Mount Zion East.
  • BE Ministry – Young Adults Ministry. Every Saturday at Diversity Office, Mayfield Annex, Lee University
  • Daughters of Zion Women’s Ministry – for Adult Females
  • Family Enrichment Ministry- Serving All Families and Family Types
  • Zion’s Kids Children’s Ministry – for Toddlers & Children Up to 10 Years, Every Sunday morning after worship
  • Media Ministry – Sound and Screen Projection, Etc.
  • Praise & Worship – Singers and Musicians Including Our Choir That Usher in The Presence of God
  • Evangelism Ministry – Outreach to our community. Meets at various times and locations.

Vision and Mission

Our Vision: There will be a revival that will usher in a mighty move of God and there will be a great harvest of souls.  This will be brought about through sustained unceasing prayer.

Our Mission: To be a house of prayer, a catalyst to turning the individual and the church back to prayer, a training ground for spiritual soldiers and to act as a launching field for confrontational world evangelism. To seek, establish and further God’s kingdom, unify the Body of  Christ, and bring about God’s Latter Rain revival through continuous prayer,  fasting, worship, and total dependence on God’s word. To reach people with the  Good News of God’s kingdom, disciple them through the word of God, encourage and equip them to reach and serve others through the power of the Holy Spirit and  the Blood of Jesus Christ.
// Matthew 28:18-20

Our Leadership

Michael Obi

Michael Obi

Senior Pastor

Rachel Odunaike

Rachel Odunaike

Intercessory Prayer Ministry Leader

Wola & Busola Ojo

Wola & Busola Ojo

Family Enrichment Ministry

Van Ross

Van Ross

Care Pastor

Balmatee Samuelson

Balmatee Samuelson

Hospitality Leader

 Emmanuel Ohikhueme

Emmanuel Ohikhueme

Associate Pastor

Lewis McNeely

Lewis McNeely

Executive Pastor

Yolanda Illimbi

Yolanda Illimbi

Administrator

Abisola Adedo

Abisola Adedo

Media Leader and Church Clerk