Growing in Christ. Loving our Neighbor.

New To Zion Lutheran?

We at Zion extend a warm welcome to you. We'd love to answer any questions you may have about our church, what we believe or our community.

Who Are We?

Bible believing, Christ exalting and family friendly. We believe the Bible is the trustworthy Word of God (Inspired, Inerrant & Infallible). And the Bible points us to Jesus, the Son of God who has redeemed sinners by His death & resurrection. We are intergenerational in our worship - all ages worship together.

The AFLC operates a two year Bible School and a seminary at its headquarters on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. The AFLC is not a synod. We at Zion Lutheran Church believe that final human authority in the church is vested in the local congregation, subject to the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. We subscribe to the Fundamental Principles of the AFLC. We worship using traditional Lutheran liturgy and hymns. The preaching of the Word and administration of the Sacraments are central in our services.


Our Leaders

Meet Our Pastor

Paul Kinney

Married to Kedra. Five children and one still at home. Loves coffee & conversation, studying the Bible and theology. I try to get to the beach as often as possible to do some surf fishing. Love westerns and shooting tin cans in the backyard.

Church Council

Linda Gibbs

Kathi Kazanjian
Council Member

Shirley Stephens

Ed Kinsey
Vice Chair

Tonie Norden
Council Member

Carl Joziatis
Council Member


Michael Coleman

Shirley Stephens

Kedra Kinney

What We Believe

Perhaps the best brief summary of Christian teaching is the Apostles Creed. Most Christians cite this creed - along with the Nicene and Athanasian Creeds - as authoritative explanations of the content of Scripture.



God, Man, and God's Word

God is -

The first part of the good news of God (the “gospel”) is that He exists. God is, and even His name (from the Hebrew “to be” verb) proclaims His existence (Exodus 3:14).

God created the world and everything in it (Genesis 1 and 2) - God is the creator of the existence, the order, beauty and complexity all around us.

Last but not least, God created man (Genesis 1:26 - 27). The pinnacle of His creation work.

Man rebelled against His Creator - Our first parents, Adam and Eve, rebelled against God, disobeying Him to follow the lies of a serpent (Genesis 3). From that day on mankind has been rebelling against our soveriegn Creator. This rebellion is called sin, and because of it we are all dead in our sins - children deserving God's righteous wrath (Ephesians 2:3).

God redeemed man - God paid the debt for our sin with the blood of His Son at the cross. God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love for mankind, even while we were dead in our trespasses and sins, made us alive through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-6). The entire Bible tells the story of God loving His people - and doing something because of that love.

God calls man to repentance and faith…

Repentance and faith are both gifts from God, as opposed to works that we do to make ourselves right with God. We are saved “by grace through faith, and that not of ourselves, it is the gift of God, that no one should boast: (Ephesians 2:8 -9).

…by His Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit is also God, the third person of who we call “the Trinity.” That is a longer discussion, but suffice it to say that God is both three and one. It isn't good math, but it is an accurate reflection of Scripture. Matthew 28:19 - 20 is one place to find this - God tells us to baptize in one name: “The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

…through the Word of God.

God called Jesus “The Word” in John chapter 1. God spoke to man through His Son (Hebrews 1:1 - 2). He also speaks through the written Scriptures - what you and I would call the “Old and New Testaments.” All who believe the promises of God benefit from them: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

Lutheran Doctrine

Martin Luther, a redeemed sinner, understood the Bible to be the Word of God, saying things like:

“The Bible is alive; it speaks to me. The Bible has feet; it runs after me. The Bible has hands; it lays hold of me.”

“Whoever believes and holds to Christ's Word, heaven stands open to him, hell is shut, the devil is imprisoned, sins are forgiven and he is a child of eternal life. This is what this book teaches you - the Holy Scriptures - and no other book on earth.”

Lutherans teach that the Bible is more than God's truth. It is also the powerful means by which God creates and sustains faith in the human heart. It is powerful and effective. It is the “power of God unto salvation for all who believe” (Romans 1:16 - 17).

For this reason Lutherans call the Bible the “primary means of grace.” The “secondary” means of grace (namely, the two Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper) derive their power from that Word.

Join Us For Worship

We gather every Sunday at 10 am to Worship together

15875 Fourth Avenue
Silverhill, Alabama 36576


About Our Services

Scripture-saturated services that exalt Jesus Christ as the center of everything. You will hear Scripture read. We read the Bible corporately, and participate in confession of sin and faith that are either straight from the Bible or based on passages. You will hear a message that expresses our view that the Bible is the trustworthy, error-free Word of God. And throughout the service we will point to Jesus as the one and only way to peace with God.

Word and Sacrament

God ignites new life, distributes grace, and forgives sins through His living Word and the power of the Holy Spirit in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. That's why Biblical preaching and these sacraments are a central focus at Zion.

Sinners present. Sinners welcome.

There are no perfect people at Zion. We're all sinners who need a Savior. You'll fit right in! Those of us who know Jesus aren't holier-than-thou. We're just forgiven. So you'll experience mercy and grace here


Classes, Groups, and Events

Coming Events

Please like out our Facebook page to stay in touch, and keep current on events happening at Zion Lutheran!

Adult Bible Class

Sunday morning at 9am. Currently we are reviewing the entire Bible. This is a great class for those who are new to Christianity, new to the Bible or for those who just want to review the entire Bible.

Sunday Children's Class

Another class going through all of the Bible. 9am Sunday morning.


This is a ministry to those grieving the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a 13 week course covering various topics related to grieving. Call for schedule.Click herefor more information

Surviving the Holidays

This is an afternoon spent in a small support group with the goal of helping the grieving to get through the holiday season after the loss of a loved one. Please call us for more information.


2023 Church Calendar


3rd 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
6th 10am mid-week study. (Acts of the Apostles)
10th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
13th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
17th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
20th 10am mid-week (Acts of the Apostles).
24th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
27th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).


1st 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
4th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
8th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
11th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
15th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
18th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
22nd 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
25th 10am Mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
29th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service


1st 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
5th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
8th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
12th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
15th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
19th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service / Holy Communion
22nd 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).
26th 9am Bible Class. 10am Worship Service
29th 10am mid-week study (Acts of the Apostles).


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