SHARE JESUS. GROW DISCIPLES. SERVE OTHERS..
Thank you for checking out our website! If you’re looking for a church home, we’d love to have you join us for worship on Sunday mornings. I’m confident that you’ll find friendly people, relevant worship and preaching, and plenty of exciting opportunities for all ages. If you want to serve others, you can get involved in various outreach ministries through Mt. Zion, locally and even world-wide. You can grow your faith and meet new friends by joining a small group. If you have children, they’ll love our Awana ministry (toddlers-grade 5) or RENU student ministry (grades 6-12) on Wednesday nights. If you have any questions about Mt. Zion, please feel free to call the Church Office at (937)426-0814 or email me at pastormike@mountzionchurch.org. I hope to meet you soon!
 
— Pastor Mike Burtnett
 
 

OUR PASTORAL STAFF

 
Mike Burtnett
SENIOR PASTOR
pastormike@mountzionchurch.org
 
Pastor Mike’s passion is to equip and encourage people to love and serve Jesus with their lives. Mike grew up as a sports  fan in the Cleveland, OH area, so he understands heartache! He and his wife Jenny have three children. They’ve served in vocational ministry since 2003 in local churches and in missions, in beautiful places like Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and Mexico. Mike received his Master’s degree from Liberty University’s seminary, and he began serving as Mt. Zion’s pastor in December 2018. He is very excited to shepherd a group of people who love Jesus, the Bible, and serving others. His life verse is Colossians 3:17: “whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
 
Kyle Farley
FAMILY MINISTRIES PASTOR
pastorkylef@mountzionchurch.org
 
Pastor Kyle’s desire is to help lead students and kids to find personal ways to live out and grow in their faith by serving others and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their friends. Kyle grew up in the Chicago-land area, and is an avid fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks, and Manchester United. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago in May 2019 with a BA in Bible and Youth Ministry and has been actively serving in children’s ministry or youth ministry since he was 11 years old. He loves hanging out with students and his life verse is Romans 8:38-39: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
 
Joe Redmond
MINISTER OF PASTORAL CARE
pastorjoe@mountzionchurch.org
 
Pastor Joe Redmond, Jr. is our Minister of Pastoral Care. He is a native Ohioan and was born in Cleveland. Pastor Joe came to know Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior through an outreach to students that met in Chardon, Ohio in the early 70’s. He and his wife Betty have two grown sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and three vivacious granddaughters. Joe attended seminary in northern Virginia where he earned his M.Div., and is also a Board-Certified Clinical Chaplain. He has been on staff at Mt. Zion Church since 2012.
 

OUR CHURCH

OUR BELIEFS

THE BIBLE
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, inerrant, eternal, infallible and authoritative Word of God.
 
THE TRINITY
We believe in one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each has distinct personality, responsibility and function, but they are equally perfect and divine.
 
GOD THE FATHER
We believe the Father is the ultimate source of all things, who calls people to become His sons and daughters through spiritual birth by faith in His Son, Jesus. We believe He forgives the sins of those who trust in Christ, and that He hears and answers prayers.
 
GOD THE SON
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His bodily ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His future bodily return in power and glory.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe that His role since Pentecost is to reveal Christ, to convict the world of sin, righteousness and future judgment, and to be the Restrainer of the evil one. We believe that the Holy Spirit regenerates and indwells all believers, preserving them in Christ for eternity, and empowering them for service and godly living. We believe He produces spiritual fruit, bestows spiritual gifts for service, and teaches us all things pertaining to Christ.
 
SALVATION
We believe salvation is offered to sinful man through the shed blood and redemptive work of Christ. It is received by grace, through faith, and without human merit or achievement. We believe that repentance and a personal trust in Christ are required for salvation, and that once this gift is received by faith a Christian is eternally secured as a child of God.
 

OUR VALUES

WE VALUE BEING A BIBLICAL CHURCH
We will use the Bible as our textbook and foundation for preaching, teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that disciples will not only know His Word, but do what it says.
 
WE VALUE BEING A GREAT COMMANDMENT CHURCH
We will love the Lord with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves by pursuing relationships with God and others.
 
WE VALUE BEING A GREAT COMMISSION CHURCH
We will be witnesses to all people we encounter, teaching them through word and deed to obey the commands of Jesus Christ.
 
WE VALUE BEING AN EQUIPPING CHURCH
We will provide Bible-centered training to equip believers to do works of service and to share their faith in a confident and bold manner.
 
WE VALUE BEING A PRAYING CHURCH
We will pray to God individually and corporately, seeking His will in all situations with praise, thanksgiving, and petitions.
 
WE VALUE BEING A SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH
We will expect the Holy Spirit to give each believer gifts as He chooses to be used to bring unity to the Body of Christ.
 
WE VALUE BEING A SERVING CHURCH
We will teach our congregants to give sacrificially of their time, money and service to minister to both believers and non-believers.