Greater Zionfield Baptist Church was born on November 18th, 1958. This creation was first housed at 1504 Manfield Ave. in Marrero, LA, by the founder Rev. Paul Jones.
As members grew a decision was made to look for a larger building for a place of Worship. In the year of our Lord 1961 a piece of land was purchased in Bridge City, LA, and the ministry was moved from Marrero to Bridge City, LA.
In the year of our Lord 1992 the Rev. Paul Jones health began to fail, he was no longer able to conduct services as he desired, due to medical problems. In the year of our Lord 1993, the Lord called the Rev. Paul Jones home.
The members of Greater Zionfield Baptist Church asked the late Rev. Elias Jones to continue the ministry at Greater Zionfield Baptist Church. The late Rev. Elias Jones served until his resignation in the year of our Lord 1993.
Elder Ida Jackson was determined to continue the ministry in Bridge City at Greater Zionfield Baptist Church. Elder Ida Jackson Discussed the issue with God and he sent the ministry and Anointed and Appointed shepherd Rev. Samuel Travis, Jr. from Kenner, LA.
In the year of our Lord 1994, the church accepted him as there new shepherd. Within thirty days under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Rev.
Samuel Travis, Jr. made drastic changes. Membership began to grow and prosper.
In the year of our Lord 1994, Rev. Samuel Travis, Jr. and the Greater Zionfield church family purchased a new building and moved the ministry from Bridge City, to the beautiful city of Westwego. Rev. Samuel Travis, Jr. came to the ministry under the unction of the Holy Spirit and still serves as the pastor here at Greater Zionfield Family Worship Center.
Under the leadership of Pastor Samuel & First Lady Felicia Travis, we are “Moving from the Westbank to the World”.