Worship Every 1st-4th Sunday
Sunday School
(except 5th Sunday)
1250 Deberry Mill Rd Pendleton, NC 27862



History of Zoar Missionary Baptist Church
152 years Strong!!
Zoar Missionary Baptist Church was founded in the belief that communities must learn to help themselves. Our work is founded on the following five pillars of faith:
  • A duty to reach out to the less fortunate
  • An obligation to lead by example
  • An all-inclusive approach: We help everyone regardless of their religious beliefs
  • Acceptance of the fact that we, too, may someday require assistance in our time of need
  • The path to salvation lies in volunteering
Find out more about our people of Zoar Missionary Baptist Church.


Pastor Cornell Watson Sr is the Ninth Pastor at Zoar

Cornell Angelo Watson Sr. was Born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Reverend Dr. Eugene C. Watson and Inez F. Watson. He Made a Personal Profession of Faith and was Baptized at Age Seven. He Answered God’s Call to Preach While Employed as a Master Trooper and Pursuit Driving / Defensive Tactics Instructor with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He Delivered His Initial Sermon at the Cedar Landing Missionary Baptist Church Windsor, North Carolina under the leadership of Reverend  Dr. Shelton R. Barnes. 

 He was introduced to expository preaching by his father and has since developed a unique style to carefully explain the Scripture in a way that is radical and relevant. He has attended Elizabeth City State University and Shaw University. He has earned A.A. and B.A. degrees in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis Mo. and is currently a student at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University Richmond, Virginia pursuing a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degree in Christian education.

Cornell is licensed and ordained by the Baptist Church and the Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ denominations. He has served several churches over the years as an Assistant, Interim, Executive and Senior Pastor. He is the Co-founder and organizer of the Friendship Community Baptist Church Greenville and Glenview, NC. He is presently the Senior Pastor of the historical Zoar Baptist Church Pendleton, N.C. He is one of the Moderators of the Northampton County and Vicinity Baptist Association and serves as the Director of Christian Education. He is a active member of the NAACP, the Halifax County Coalition for Education and Economic Security, and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He is a certified Nero-Linguistic Practitioner and entrepreneur.

 He is married to Tina his soul mate, business partner, and ministerial companion. They reside in Littleton, N.C.



We are a friendly group. Our humble leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them the ability to lead and inspire without hidden agendas.
L to R: Leon Lloyd Sr, Willie Davis, Robert V. Carter, Wallace Dickerson, Eley Newsome Sr.
L to R: Cynthia Lloyd, Brenda Davis, Senthia Newsome, Ida Carter, Gracie Bynum, Gladys Stancell Not Pictured: Annie Daye
We have the following ministries:
Food Pantry
Margaline Blunt Women’s Ministry
Tech Ministry
LeDora & Jaidon


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Zoar Missionary Baptist Church
1250 Deberry Mill Rd
P.O. Box 27
Pendleton, NC 27862
Phone: 252 585-0818

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