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Donis Smead

Bro. Donis accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, at the age of nineteen while in his mom's Sunday school class at Kingsland Missionary Baptist Church, Kingsland, Arkansas (Bro. Tony Atkins, Pastor). He accepted God's call to the ministry during revival services at Macedonia Baptist (Bro. Russell Rhodes, pastor) in Magnolia, Arkansas where he and his wife, Michelene Joy (Corder) Smead of Thornton, AR, were members while attending school at Southern Arkansas University. Bro. Donis completed is undergraduate degree at SAU in Mathematics Education in 1989, his master's degree in educational leadership at Arkansas State University in 1993, and a Master's of Divinity and Master of Theology from Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute (CABBI), Brother Donis has had the privilege of pastoring several of the Lord's Churches in Arkansas including New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Bonnerdale. Bro. Donis and Sister Missy have 4 children, Cathrine, Kreg ,Katelyn, and Curt. "I want everyone to know that God has graciously led me to Mt. Zion in 2008 where I continually and prayerfully look forward to leading, learning, following, teaching, ministering, worshipping, developing new and lasting relationships with people in the Malvern area, and fellowshipping with the Lord's church and her members at Mt. Zion."

Associate and Youth Pastor

Dale Hamilton

Brother Dale Hamilton was born in California. After his parents divorced when he was 8 years old, he had to move a lot, making it difficult to make friends and attending church was never a priority.

It wasn’t until he was 21 years old that he accepted Christ as his Savior. At that point God started convicting him to preach. Being the guy who would never stand and speak in front of people, he ran from God for a long time. Finally, knowing that he needed to be in God’s will and in God’s house, he stopped running and answered God’s call. At age 37, Bro. Dale surrendered to do what God called him to do. At that point he promised himself that he would never run from God’s will again. He has pastored at Mt Moriah MBC for the past 11 years. Brother Dale has also been very active in serving at West Central Camp and NEXT camp at Bogg Springs. He has an Associate’s degree from Little Rock Seminary, a Bachelor’s degree from CABBI and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at CABBI.

Brother Dale has been married to his wife Angie for almost 30 years. They have 2 grown sons, Ryan and Wesley. He is the lead singer of the Christian band, B Positive, which has served as a great ministry tool for others. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and owns a body shop in Glenwood where he loves to restore old cars. But most of all, he loves the Lord and loves working with young people. He has a passion to share that love of Christ with others through mission work and hopes to instill that passion in all those who he has the opportunity to lead.

Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Finley

Cheryl Finley has been a member at Mt. Zion since 1993 and has served as our church secretary since 2002. She is married to Jeff Finley of Malvern and they have four children -- Rachael Oswalt of Oregon, Piper Nelson of Malvern, Ian Finley of Benton and youngest daughter Ryan of Memphis, TN.