1850-1891 (41 Yrs.)
-Rev. Mitchell Stroy founded Daughter of Zion Baptist Church in Eastover, SC Rev. Stroy was pastoring Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Eastover at the time; therefore he named this new church “The Daughter of Mt. Zion”. Rev. Stroy served both churches at the same time, preaching at Mt. Zion on the 1st & 3rd Sundays each month. Services were first held outside under a tree. Later, under Rev. Stroy’s administration, a log cabin was built. Rev. Stroy rendered service faithfully until his death in 1891.
1891-1936 (45 yrs.)
In 1896, Rev. H.J. Ryals became the church’s 2nd pastor. Under his leadership a new wooden church was built, but was later destroyed by fire. While the church was being built, services were held at a a nearby school, the German Town School. After using the school for some time, the new church was rebuilt in 1916. The new sructure was considerably larger and included a balcony.
1937-1988 (51 yrs)
June, 1936 Rev. Ryals passed away. In May, 1937, Rev. I.B. Butler was elected pastor of Daughter of Zion Baptist Church. Under his leadership a new brick veneer building was constructed in 1940; and education building n 1975. Dr. I.B. Butler faithfully served for over 50 years.
In April 1988 Rev. Butler retired and Rev. Andrew D. Jones was installed as the 4th pastor. The loving hand of our Heavenly Father is continuing to lead us to higher heights in Christ Jesus under Pastor Jones’ minsitry.