Meet Pastor Gregory O. Strong

“I believe that God called us to gather together in person and not rely so heavily on technology to hear His Word. Fellowship is our lifeblood.”


Born the youngest of three children to Isaac and Bernice Strong, Pastor Strong is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a very young age at the Mt. Haven Missionary Baptist Church. After completing High School, Pastor Strong joined the United States Marine Corps and rendered seven years of service. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 1990, he relocated to the metropolitan Washington, DC area where he and his family now resides.

Pastor Strong was licensed in the Gospel Ministry at the Metropolitan Baptist Church of Washington, DC in September 1994; and later ordained at the Triumphant Baptist Church of Hyattsville, Maryland. Pastor Strong has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary.

In January of 2004 the Lord blessed Pastor Strong and his wife Mineva to organize the City of Zion Church in Laurel, Maryland. This is a non-denominational church that specifically targets the “unsaved and unchurched.”


City of Zion Church has a number of ministries which help implement their vision of “Making Disciples, Serving Jesus Christ and Living Abundantly.”

Pastor Strong is married to the former Mineva Conchita Satterfield and they have three daughters named Tahira Safiya, Vashtaii Jai’elle and Zoeii Faaith.

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