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Pastor Mitchell & Upper Mt. Zion Baptist Church Invite Visitors to Twiggs County, Georgia

Pastor Gazzara Mitchell and the congregation of Upper Mt. Zion Baptist Church invite visitors to worship in Jeffersonville, Georgia next Sunday as he calls sinners to repentance and spreads the Good News of Jesus Christ.

A Walton County native, Pastor Mitchell graduated from Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Georgia. At the tender age of twelve years, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his life and was baptized at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Social Circle, Georgia.

Pastor Mitchell attended the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and then enlisted in the United States Army; he was honorable discharged after four years of service after which he attended Luther Rice Seminary and Bible College. Pastor Mitchell answered the call to ministry and was licensed to preach in 1989 and ordained in September of 1993. In 1997, he became the pastor of Fairplay Baptist Church in Hull, Georgia, serving faithfully for five years before the Lord moved him to Bethel Baptist Church in Watkinsville, Georgia. After four years of service, the Lord again moved Pastor Mitchell, this time to start New Covenant Ministries in Monroe, Georgia. In December of 2011, he was called to pastor Upper Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Twiggs County, Georgia where he now serves faithfully.

Pastor Mitchell is a member of Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton. He is an official for the Northeast Georgia High School Basketball Association and is a member of the Tuscan Lodge #38 of the Free and Accepted Masons. Pastor Mitchell is married to the lovely Darlene Cooper Mitchell and the couple has three children, Kwinnesha, Gazzara, Jr. and Ahmad.

Pastor Mitchell has been exercising his God-given anointing for 25 years -his main objective in life is to exercise his gifts in the ministry and promulgate the Gospel to call sinners to repentance. Ministries at Upper Mount Zion include Deacon and Deaconess Ministry; Youth Ministry; Usher Ministry; Music Ministry and Outreach Ministry, with more to be added soon. "Mount Zion is a loving and friendly Church which expanded its ministry from two Sundays to every Sunday," said Pastor Mitchell. "All are welcome to come and fellowship with us." Upper Mount Zion Baptist Church is located at 7772 Hwy 80 in Jeffersonville, Georgia. Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday Worship is as follows:

1st and 5th Sundays - 8:30am

2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays - Sunday School at 9:45am and Worship at 11am.




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Rev. Gazzara Mitchell
by Amanda Smith