Zion Baptist Church Operations and Helpful Info

During the COVID-19 Crisis


Detailed Info


Until further notice, we will discontinue physical worship at our Sanctuary until further notice. Sunday Worship services will be conducted via our ZBC livestream and Facebook Live. Services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, both on Facebook live as well as ZBC Livestreaming. You may review both services on your mobile device, tablet or via a Laptop or desktop computer. Should you encounter any problems in setting up or preparing for viewing our Sunday Services, you can email your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or CALL 757.348.7992 OR 757.477.1807. We kindly ask that you conduct a test run of your access to the websites below, PRIOR to Sunday Service if possible. However, if encountering issues during service, please feel free to text or call the numbers provided, and someone will call you back if unable to answer.

FACEBOOK Live: You must have a Facebook account to access our ZBC Facebook page. If you do not have one, you can establish a FB account or utilize the account of someone else with their permission. Go to our Facebook page; ZBC/Portsmouth; and services will begin at 11:00 a.m. You may also revisit Facebook to replay the service at any time.

ZBC LIVESTREAM: Users may view services livestream by selecting a link from our website (zionbaptistva.com) OR by using the direct url: zbc.churchonline.org. Either option works.

We strongly urge all members to continue with your faithful giving during this time, as Zion Baptist Church Information worksheet Current as of 3/20/20 we continue to be responsible for the financial obligations in maintaining the church. You may donate online via the church’s website (zionbaptistva.com) (see “GIVING” at top of our Homepage; OR if choosing to donate while viewing directly at zbc.churchonline.org, simply select the GIVE link located above the livestream chat box. Members may donate during service or visit the church website at any time during the week.

*We hope to utilize other apps that will also make it more convenient and handier in the nearby future.

Donating by Postal Mail: Members may also mail their tithes and offerings to the church, addressing to:
Zion Baptist Church
225 Hatton Street.
Portsmouth, VA 23704


We will be livestreaming our bible study on Wednesdays. Instructions for accessing livestream are the same as the instructions provided above for livestreaming Sunday Service.


We offer the following ways to contact the Church:
Calling the Church: 757.397.1671
Texting the Church: 877.443.1671
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: It will be vitally important that you provide us an accurate/updated email address or provide us a Poc that can receive the updates for you and can relay the info to you to keep you informed.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE/ “Staying in Touch with Our Members”

REMEMBER: You are not alone during this time. We will continue to utilize varying options to stay close to our ZBC family. In the absence of services and gatherings, and while observing “social distancing” guidelines, our members can expect personal “wellness check” phone calls from our Diaconate, “Pastor’s Weekly Check-In”, (robo call) and other ZBC communications via phone, email or texting. Meantime, if you have a need for personal prayer, we ask that you contact your assigned DEACON directly or the church office for relaying your prayer request.


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