The Reverend Zion McGregor is to be installed Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m., at Zion Baptist Chjurch, 630 Glenwood Avenue, in Avondale. Rev. McGregor is a preacher of the Gospel, who has over 28 years of preaching, teaching, and overall pastoral experience.
Rev. McGregor was born and raised in the Historic Carver Heights community on the east side of Fort Worth, Texas. Reverend McGregor was trained up in a family of devout Christians. His family has roots from Longview, Marshall, and Yoakum, Texas. Raised in the home of his grandparents, his grandfather a distinguished businessman and deacon, and his doting grandmother, an educator, Zion was taught that faith and education were the keys that would unlock any door.
Pastor McGregor was chosen and called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, January 24, 1996.
As a preacher, Pastor McGregor follows in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, the late Dr. C. C. Harper, a Princeton University graduate, a former keynote speaker of the National Baptist Convention, USA Inc., and the former pastor of the St. John Baptist Church of Dallas. Following his calling experience, Rev. McGregor immersed himself in prayer and study while sitting at the feet of his father in the ministry, the late Dr. Caesar A.W. Clark Sr., then Senior Pastor of the Good Street Baptist Church of Dallas.
Since then, God has blessed his ministry tremendously allowing him to share the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the United States and abroad.
Zion McGregor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Arlington Baptist College where he served as Vice President of the Student Preachers Association. He continued graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he was under the tutelage of distinguished Professor of Preaching, Dr. Al Fasol. During his matriculation he served as a distinguished member of the Fellowship of Black Seminarians. In the spring of 2005, he was awarded a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Homiletics and New Testament. In the summer of the same year he was accepted into the Scholar Abroad program at Regent Park College, Oxford University, Oxford, England.
Rev. McGregor began pursuing his Master of Theology degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is completing the program at Rawlings School of Divinity, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
In 2003, Zion McGregor served as and evangelism counselor for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and its North Texas Crusade, which was held in Irving, Texas, at Texas Stadium with record breaking attendance for the facility. In 2004, he became a participant in the North American Mission Board’s Nehemiah Project, a strategic training program for church planters. In the spring of 2005, Zion McGregor participated in the research intensive Urban Evangelism Practicum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This on-field experience helped to further his evangelism training.
In 2014, Rev. McGregor was invited to join the ministry leadership staff of the Church Without Walls, Houston, Texas. During that time, Rev. McGregor created a mentor and small group discipleship ministry called “Disciple Life,” in which he wrote the curriculum. In addition, Rev. McGregor hosted the church’s first ever discipleship conference, “Disciple Life 360.” Rev. McGregor was tasked to re-create the prayer ministry which led to the Tuesday evening prayer meeting. Finally, the crown jewel of Rev. McGregor’s accomplishments was his attendance campaign. Once again tasked with the challenge of increasing church growth, and he created and launched an attendance campaign that not only drew new members, but resulted in the re-dedication of inconsistent members.
In 2015, he joined a Crossover Bible Fellowship under the leadership of pastor Blake Wilson of Houston. In 2021, he united with Pillar Church in East Forth Worth, under the leadership of pastor Kaynnen Parker.
In 2020, he contributed to the best selling book, “Urban Apologetics: Restoring Black Dignity with the Gospel,” edited by Dr. Eric Mason of Epiphany Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Urban Christian Writer’s Guild, an African American Christian platform that advocates for and highlights African American Christian scholarship.
He has been a guest on the Table Podcast hosted by Dr. Darrell Bock at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been a guest on numerous podcasts and various social media platforms to discuss urban apologetics, the state of the African American church, and more. His essays, articles and sermons have appeared in: The Evangelical Report and Publication, Cross Bearer E-Magazine, Gospelflava.com, the National Baptist Convention, USA website, and various blog sites. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Rev. McGregor hopes to invest in the development of Bible-based ministries, family enrichment, church missions, youth leadership development and education, and the community for service in the 21st Century.
He has plans to enroll in a doctoral program in the future.
Above all, Zion McGregor’s greatest God given desire, he said, is to lead God’s people as a loving and caring shepherd.
Zion McGregor is an audacious advocate of God, family, education, and community. He has received advice, encouragement and endorsement, over the years, and been influenced by preachers such as: Dr. William Shaw, the late Dr. A. Louis Patterson, the late Dr. E. K. Bailey, Dr. Ralph D. West, Sr., and his former pastor the late Dr. C. A. W. Clark, Sr. to name a few. His love for God and people has led him to speak, lecture, and preach in churches, conferences and seminars across the country.
Rev. McGregor is married to Alicia Leslie. He is a loving and devoted father to D’Maj, Erin, Elijah, and Gabrielle.