6563 East Harry’s Road, Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Church: 231-946-5641 Pastors Cell: 231-649- 6424

Sunday School

Pastor Potter Teaches Our Adult Sunday School Class

Let me introduce myself. I was saved while employed with Bethlehem Steel at the Burns Harbor plant. I immediately joined Bible Baptist Church located in New Buffalo Michigan. We began a Junior Church ministry at that church then a bus ministry followed. My wife and I were quite content in that church and that ministry but God had other plans. God got a hold of my heart and called me to preach. I attended Fairhaven Baptist College and upon graduation went to Finger Lakes Baptist Church as the school administrator. After one and a half years God moved me to Bear Lake Michigan to pastor Lighthouse Baptist Church. After almost twenty seven years I retired and now serve the Lord as a Sunday School teacher at Zion Baptist Church in Traverse City Michigan. I also continue to preach at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee Michigan a ministry that I started 24 years ago.

Pastor Bill Smith Teaches Our Teen Boys Sunday School Class

"It is our primary duty and ministry at Zion to reach out to the teens of Traverse City to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  We invite them to come each Sunday morning to learn Biblical principles in Sunday School that will help them with current issues they may have and prepare them for issues to come. In addition to the Bible they learn, they also enjoy a fun game time and fellowship with each other."

Jaclyn Anderson Teaches Our Teen Girl's Sunday School Class

I was saved at the age of 18, in my first year of college. Before I was introduced to the Bible, I saw no real purpose in this life, no value in religion, and no point to believing in God because all I could see were differences in man's opinion. It was at this time that my sister who was recently saved, moved back home. I often saw her reading her Bible and I began asking her questions. I was more and more impressed with how simply and consistently the Bible's explanations and principles seemed to fit together, and how the authority was placed in God's preserved word rather than man's tradition. After attending my sisters baptism it was about two months later I received Christ as my Savior. The Lord has made a complete transformation of my life since that day. I am thankful to have the opportunity to share with young ladies the truths that I was searching for at their age, but could not find.

Pam & Abby Smith Teach Our Children's Sunday School Class & Junior Church

It wasn't till after my college graduation, that we were in need of a primary Junior church, and pastor asked me to consider starting one. I had never worked in a junior church before and I had never been the supervisor of one before either. I was nervous to start this class, but now, four years later, I wouldn't miss teaching this class for the world. This extremely energetic class keeps me on my toes and never ceases to amaze me at how much information they retain or how curious they are to learn about Jesus and the rest of His Book. It has been a joy and a thrill to work in every class I have been in; nothing is more exciting than seeing children accept Jesus....on the bus, in church, or at our summer camps.

Marty Savage Teaches Our Youth Sunday School Class

As a mother of eight children, I know the importance of teaching children at an early age about the love of Jesus Christ and what He did for them in His bloodshed and death on the cross for the forgiveness of sins and His bodily resurrection from the grave; the precious Word of God and the bible songs they will remember for a life time. Jesus said in Mark 10:14b, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” I have been serving the Lord at Zion Baptist for many years now and have enjoyed it so much. I love teaching the children very much.

Rudy Savage

Rudy has been a blessing to the Church from the beginning as a greeter, a Pulpit filler when Pastor is out of town, and an Adult Sunday School teacher. He was pastor Smith's Sunday School teacher when he was 12 years old. Rudy has been faithful to the Lord through thick and thin.

Times of Service

Childrens Sunday School - 9:45 AM; Adult Sunday School - 10:00 AM
Sunday Worship - 11:00 AM; Sunday Evening - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Bible Study - 7:00 PM

Nursery is available for all services


In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4KJV