Zion At A Glance


Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ is an Apostolic/Pentecostal church affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., and was founded in September, 1989 by the late Honourable District Elder Donnell L. and Mrs. Linda M. Lipford.  Zion is a highly respected church and a beacon for Christ in the Council Ward1-Lee/Harvard community of Cleveland, Ohio.  Zion is known as a haven for wounded souls and a ministry of healing, restoration and love.  Zion is a refuge, fortress [2 Samuel 5:7] endearingly known as the “City of Zion”.


“Church Where No One Is A Loser And Everyone Is A Winner In Christ Jesus”



It is the mission of Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ to “Reach the Masses for Jesus Christ” by presenting the Gospel by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost through the utilization of the following directives:  SHARING the Good news; WITNESSING the Pentecostal experience; and FUNDING the mission.


Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ is located on an historic campus [considered for landmark registry] acquired from the Catholic Diocese in 1996.  Its property of 2.06 acres is composed of four structures totaling 33,753 square feet.  The campus is 20 minutes from Downtown Cleveland; 20 minutes from culturally enriched districts such as University Circle, Little Italy and Shaker Square; and 20 minutes from prominent suburbs such as Shaker Heights, Beachwood and Moreland Hills.  Hoyett Hall [built in 1960] was named for the family that hosted Zion’s first worship service.  The Hall has a full gymnasium, stage, dining room and kitchen.  The Social Ministries Center [built in 1949] is presently closed.  The Administration Center [built in 1959] houses a Conference room, Pastoral and Guest Suites, and Offices.  The Romanesque Church [built in 1954] has a seating capacity of 1200 in the Sanctuary.

Zion’s weekly services begin with Sunday School, Sunday morning Worship, Wednesday evening prayer and Bible class, Rehearsals, Meetings, Activities and Special Services as scheduled.  Zion Pentecostal Church of Christ is a vibrant and dynamic church ministering to the Christian and social needs of its congregation and community.  Zion is a family church, whose congregation is predominantly African American with diverse backgrounds and varied socioeconomic status.

Zion is a growing Apostolic/Pentecostal church affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc (“PAW”) headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana where The Honorable Bishop Theodore L. Brooks is the Presider.  The PAW is the oldest “oneness” Pentecostal organization in the United States.  The PAW came into existence in 1906 in the city of Los Angeles, CA and was incorporated in 1919.  The organization consists of 1,005 churches located in all 50 U.S. states and 800 mission churches in foreign fields.  The PAW and its member churches believe in (1) The one baptism, as recorded in Acts 2:4; 10:44-48; 19:1-6, with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance; (2) The New Birth (“being born again”), evidenced by genuine repentance, water baptism in Jesus name, and the Baptism of the Holy Ghost; and (3) The Lord’s Supper [the blessing of the unleavened bread and wine and partaking thereof] as continued by the Church after the Day of Pentecost.  The PAW fully believes in the mystery of the Godhead…that Jesus was both human and divine, and further believes, that the Godhead be understood to mean all the fullness of God. (Colossians 1:19; 2:9).  The PAW further believes, that at the final consummation of all things there will be only one God, and that will be our Lord Jesus Christ.