Meet Our Pastor

Bishop Gregory Draper

Bishop Draper- BIO
Bishop Gregory Draper was raised on the north side of Columbus, Ohio by his parents, Oza and Roxie Draper along with his nine siblings. He attended Columbus City Schools and is a graduate of Centennial High School. There he played basketball, football, and ran track; lettering in all three. Bishop Draper later returned to Columbus City School's  where he served as the Principal and Dean of Student Services.

Bishop Draper holds a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management from Wilberforce University, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton and a Doctorate of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Bishop Draper is also a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

Bishop Draper was licensed to preach the gospel on November 17, 1985, by his mentor and Pastor of New Salem Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Keith A. Troy. He received his ordainment from Pastor Troy on January 10, 1992 at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Draper was then called to preach for three years in Bloomingburg Baptist Church, in Bloomingburg Ohio in 1992.  He was then called to Chicago, Illinois to assist Pastor Tyrone Crider at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in 1994. Following that calling  he was led to serve as Pastor for several years at the Mt Carmel Community Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Under his leadership Mt Carmel  erected a half-million dollar edifice to the Glory of God. After serving Mt. Carmel Bishop answered his calling to the American Baptist National Church Planting Leadership Council. He became a planter of new churches and subsequently planted Concord Community Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Draper has over 30 years of pastoral leadership experience and was consecrated Bishop in 2011 at CAYA Perfecting Churches. He served as First Presiding Bishop. Bishop Draper is currently the Senior Pastor at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Marion, Ohio.

Bishop Draper has a passion for community organizations and outreach. He has founded several nonprofit organizations: Urban Core and Knowledge Academy, focusing on improved community outcomes. Bishop Draper has been president of the Congress of Christian Education of the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association; served as a moderator and first vice moderator of Grace Missionary Baptist Association. He is also a member of Columbus Baptist Pastors Conference, Columbus Baptist Ministerial Alliance and Christ Alive Ministries International.

Bishop Draper is a preacher who accepted his girt of preaching and has been blessed to travel all around the world preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bishop Draper enjoys sharing his talents by teaching workshops and other spiritual conferences that lead to the development of people in the Kingdom of God. Wherever Bishop Draper goes, he always raises the question, "Is there anything too hard for the Lord?"
Mt.Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Address: 475 E Fairground St
Marion, OH 43302
Phone: (740) 387-6970
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Service times:
Sunday School: 9:30am
Sunday Service 10:45am
Wednesday Prayer 6-6:30pm
Wednesday Bible Study: 6:30-7:30pm

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