Our Team

Our ministry resource & support departments are designed to build strong relationships in order to effectively do ministry. While each member of the body has its own assignment, it takes each member working together to reach the goal of the Church. Our team is committed to serving God and His people in excellence. Below is a listing of department heads that make up the executive staff of Mount Zion. They are listed in alphabetical order after the (C) level officers.  To email any member of our team click on their portrait.


Executive Team

Odell Cleveland

Odell Cleveland
Chief Administrative Officer

Pastor Cleveland is currently responsible for improving the operating efficiency, supporting the CEO/Senior Pastor in administrative decisions and ensuring accurate financial reporting. He operates from the perspective of bringing the expertise and experiences of business entrepreneurship together with the mission of the Church.

Peggy Ward

Peggy Ward
Chief Financial Officer

Elder Ward oversees our Accounting & Finance Department ensuring accurate reporting and timely financial information, addressing issues surrounding capital structure and economic forecasting to ensure the success of the Church. She also manages tangible assets, insurance regulations and human resources.

Monica Davis

Monica Davis
Executive Administrative Assistant to
the Senior Pastor

Monica's responsibility is to enhance the Senior Pastor’s effectiveness by providing information and management support. In addition, she works closely with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities to assist with visual presentation and productions.


Pastoral Team

Marieno Brisbon
Online Campus Pastor &
Ministry Resource Director

Pastor Marieno leads the Evangelism Team and oversees the iChurch Online Campus by providing leadership, programming and ministry development.  In addition, He works with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities. Marieno also assist with outreach.

Gralin Bryant
Staff Pastor & Ministry Resource Director

Pastor Gralin leads the Exaltation Ministry, organizes the order of worship experiences through Planning Center and partners with the ministries that support worship. In addition, Gralin works closely with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities to assist with visual presentation and productions.

Joseph Frierson, Jr.
College & Young Adult  Pastor

Pastor Joe gives oversight and direction to the College and Young Adult Ministry. In addition, he serves as the Discipleship and Outreach Coordinator. Pastor Joe works closely with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities to assist with visual presentation and productions.

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Jayvon Johnson
Children's & Youth Pastor

Minister Jayvon oversees and covers the children and youth of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. He believes that we are in the midst of the NOW Generation! He has a passion to develop young leaders and disciples of Jesus Christ, while assisting them to cultivate within themselves their own relationship with Christ.

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Patricia Walker
Pastor of Visitation

Pastor Walker provides pastoral care to members who are hospitalized, in extended care facilities, and confined to their homes. Pastor Walker also facilitates prayer requests and home-going communications on behalf of the members to the leadership and church body. She also serves as the contact person for bereaved members and as presides over the funeral services.

Kiya Ward
Staff Pastor & Ministry Resource Director

Minister Kiya develops and provides spiritual, relational, organizational and administrative leadership for the Encouraging and Equipping Ministries. She also manages resources and provides support for their long-term stability, ongoing maturity, and continued growth.


Administrative Team

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Johnny Alston
Ministry Resource Director

Deacon Johnny oversees the Enabling Ministry and the Facilities Department. His responsibilities are to provide leadership and resources for E-Team and Ministry Leaders and to provide support during events. Johnny is also responsible for the care, use and management of all Church owned and leased property.

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James I. Brooks, IV
Director | Marketing,  IT & Administration

James leads our Strategic Marketing Team, managing brand awareness, graphic design, web development, online and television broadcast, digital imaging and the communication teams. He also oversees Information Systems and Administration. James works with the Creative Team to identify future innovations.

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Mike Coleman
Multimedia Coordinator

Mike works with the Media Team by providing insight and direction with media equipment set up. He coordinates the development, production and distribution of audio and video products.

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Shayla Hilton
Dream Team Director

Shayla oversees the Dream Team which is our team of dynamic volunteers who use their unique gifts from God to serve others. She is responsible for recruiting, developing, and coaching new Dream Team members. In addition, Shayla ensures that all Dream Teamers are encouraged and appreciated on a regular basis.

 

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Marcella McLean
Accounting Coordinator

Marcella coordinates operations within the accounting team. She also serves as our representative for human resources. She supports our financial office by ensuring accurate reporting and timely financial reporting.

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Vanessa Reid - House
Administrative Assistant

Vanessa serves as administrative support to the executive staff of the Church. She also coordinates the usage of the facility for church affairs and manages facility rental. In addition, Vanessa is responsible for assisting with administrative operations.

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Andi Hodges
Graphics Coordinator

Andi leads our graphics team, overseeing print design and web content. Andi serves on the Communications Team & works closely with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities to assist with visual presentation and productions.

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Demetria Wade
Event Coordinator

Demetria serves as administrative support to all ministries of the Church.  She also manages events for the church, and any facility rented events. In addition, Demetria provides administrative support to the Marketing, Information Systems and Administration Teams.

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Corey Williams
Director of Music & Arts

Minister Corey oversees our Music, Dance and Fine Arts Ministries. These departments are an extension of the Exaltation Ministry and are directly involved in the majority of our worship experiences and events. Minister Corey also works closely with the Creative Team to identify future innovative opportunities to assist with visual presentation and productions.

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