About Us


Zion Baptist Church has been serving the Ardmore community for over 120 years. Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. Its part of who we are, inside and out. At Zion Baptist Church we believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God; therefore we are committed to preaching, teaching, studying, and living God's Word.


Rev. James A. Pollard, Sr., PhD

Growing your faith in the Lord is rewarding when you have a faithful shepherd. Our congregation has been blessed to be led by Pastor Pollard for 46 years! Come witness one of his uplifting and powerful sermons.

Pastor's sermons can also be viewed here.‚Äč A collection of the most significant articles written by Pastor Pollard for the Philadelphia tribune, the oldest continuously published Black newspaper in America can be found here.

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

Jeremiah 3:15 KJV

Our Ministerial Staff

Assistant Pastors

Minister Carlton B. Hatcher, Youth

Minister Dr. Jeannette Myers-Gilbert, Pastoral Care

Associate Ministers

Rev. Donald Carroll

Rev. Virginia Pollard

Minister Andree Baylor-Lloyd

Minister Elaine Garvin

Rev. Urbano Taliaferro

Minister Keisha Grant - SEMINARY INTERN