Inspiring Lives Through HIS Love and Hope

For over 100 years, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Riverview, FL has been diligent in doing the will of the Lord. Our mission is to build families and communities by following His word and showing the world His goodness by spreading the principles of love and hope.

Bible Discovery Hour (Children’s Church School) starts at 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service Starts at 10:00 a.m.


Healthy Food
Food Ministry

We provide food resources to hundreds of families each month. Find out how you can get assistance or even become a volunteer!

Bible Discovery Hour
Bible Discovery Hour

We aim to teach, train, nurture, prepare, and recruit adults and children in God’s word to serve and witness for Christ.

Community Health Ministry

In addition to our spiritual health, we must prioritize our physical health to be well and able-bodied servants of the Lord.

Pure Water
Youth Ministry

We, too, believe that children are the future. Our Young People’s Division builds strong, Christ-filled leaders who are active within our church

Love & Care
Prayer Ministry

We believe in the power of prayer. Whatever the challenge, we are here to pray, encourage, and stand in faith with you.

Travel Activities
Tithes & Offering

Explore the multiple ways we have to help you fulfill your tithing commitments and support other ministry initiatives through offering.

From the Pastor’s Desk:


I’m Rev. Karen Jackson Sims, Senior Pastor of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Riverview, Florida. I am so glad that you have found our church and I encourage you to explore our page and learn more about our rich history. Mt. Zion church is dedicated to leading people closer to Jesus Christ by building lives through a loving and caring fellowship. We stand on the principle of service – serving our community, serving our members, and serving our Savior. We invite you to worship with us. If you are looking for a church home, there is no better place than here at Zion!

Rev. Karen Jackson Sims

For the Community

Our church is steady at work in the community. Explore opportunities for job training, youth summer programs, and more below.

Good Trouble Youth Summer Camp


Second Chances Job Training Program




Our Cleric Team

The dynamic leaders of our church body.

Rev. Karen J. Sims

Senior Pastor

Rev. Crystal Brown

Associate Minister

Rev. Sharon St Clair

Associate Minister

Rev. Maria Bell- Coleman

Associate Minister