To transform lives, influence the world, and build God’s Kingdom.
To glorify Jesus Christ in the greater Indianapolis community through
an inclusive, holistic ministry.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe in the Oneness of God—that there are three manifestations of the one God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the name by which God is known is Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the virgin birth, death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the baptism in water in the name of Jesus according to Acts 2:38, and the infilling of the
Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4. This constitutes the new birth spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ in John 3:5.
We believe in living a holy, consecrated, and sanctified life.
We believe in the translation of the saints, commonly known as the rapture.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.
Mt. Zion Apostolic Church traces its history back to the early 20th century, beginning in 1922. Originally located in Norwood on Indianapolis' south side, the congregation moved to its current East 38th Street site in the Forest Manor community in 1997. Eight decades of continuous service have been led by three pastors: Pastor Lillian V. Mason, founder (Tenure 1922-1966), Bishop James O. Franklin (Tenure 1967-1987), and Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr., senior pastor since 1988.